This silent home movie shows the 51st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade (see sign at :08 seconds) in 1940. The Grand Marshals this year were Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, who are visible at 10 seconds. The game that year featured the USC Trojans vs. the Tennessee Volunteers. Some of the highlights include the Wings Over California float at :51, a Mt. Palomar Observatory float at 1:15, a Las Vegas Nevada float at 2:20, a patriotic American Flag flat at 3:29, an American eagle float at 4:30, a U.S. Navy float at 6:00, an Orange float at 7:10, Gay's Lion Farm float at 8:30, the Capitol Building at 8:53, Inglewood's Harbor of the Air float at 9:46, a George Washington float at 9:50,a Lincoln float at 10:40, and Uncle Sam's hat at 10:50.
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