Found footage of the 1947 Tournament of Roses Parade. Grand Marshal this year was Bob Hope and there’s even an appearance from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. The them of the parade was “Holidays in Flowers” and floats had the theme of one of the many Holidays celebrated in the USA back in 1947.

Along with birthdays, Christmas and Trips to Disneyland/Disney World, the Rose Parade may be one of the most documented shared experience in orphan/found/vernacular photos and film.

Also of note, this parade was the first Rose Parade broadcast by KTLA, which so happens to be my coverage of choice each New Years Day.

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