Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Thanksgiving favorite...

The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade

EVERYONE LOVES MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE! From Montana to Maine and Kentucky to California, families across the country begin their Thanksgiving celebrations by watching the parade as it winds its way through New York’s iconic streets. How do they maneuver those huge balloons of favorite characters down Manhattan’s crowded avenues?
BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY tells the amazing story of Tony Sarg, the incredible puppeteer and marionette master who created the first Macy’s larger-than-life parade balloons in 1928. "With a marionette, the controls are above and the puppet hangs down, but what if the controls were below and the puppet could rise up?" Tony thought. And everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition was born!

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