• Short Summary

    A motorcade of floats previewing the New York World's Fair parades through the streets of the city.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WORLD'S FAIR PARADE".

    New York, United States of America.

    Various shots of "nearly 500" decorated floats moving through the streets of New York city in preparation of the New York World's Fair, to be opened 30 April 1939. Baseball star Babe Ruth stands on a float, tossing autographed cards to people in the crowd. The motorcade moves into the fairground of Flushing Meadows, where city and fair officials Mayor La Guardia and Grover Whalen stand before some microphones. A float carrying a replica of the Trylon and Perisphere (the symbols of the fair) moves past the crowds gathered here.

    Cataloguer's note: I now understand the line from the song 'Lydia the Tattooed Lady' that says "Here is Grover Whalen unveilin' the trilon".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    967.14
    Media URN:
    17343
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:56:00 / 01:14:41:00
    Canister:
    38/40

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