Monday, December 10, 2007

Macy's Parade 1968

I really should have posted these photos last month, seeing as they are from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But what the heck, it is as much a Christmas parade as anything.

Lest anyone should forget just who sponsored this shindig, Macy's reminds us all with this helpful banner. Let's all go to Gimble's right afterwards!

Mickey Mouse and many of his fellow Disney characters are standing on a giant birthday cake...there's Snow White and some of the Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Honest John and Gideon, Goofy, some li'l pigs, and the Big Bad Wolf.

There they go, in all their blurred glory.

And in keeping with the Disney theme, a giant balloon shaped like a certain duck looms, Godzilla-like, over the Dakota. "Rosemary's Baby" used the Dakota for exteriors that very year (just a fun fact for you).

I hope you enjoyed these, because there will be more tomorrow!!


Chris Merritt said...

Donald Duck was the official mascot of our beloved Montrose Christmas Parade this year! Sorry, I didn't get a pic...

outsidetheberm said...

Love this little slice of history. Thanks for sharing.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

COOL? Yah this is very cool. Thanks Major.

jedblau said...

Very cool!

jedblau said...

Very cool!

Daniel said...

Do they even have Disney characters on the floats anymore? I watched the parade this year, but have to confess to doing other things at the same time (I hate the D-list celebrity singing, which is easily 70% of the televised show).

I do KNOW that there were about 20 High School Musical people on floats, but I mean a dedicated JUST to Disney characters float?

That would be nice, but I bet Disney wouldn't do it because it doesn't promote anything SPECIFIC. Maybe I'm wrong though, or maybe they have a float specific to whatever DVD release is current.