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The Gerald N. Bench Films - 34th Annual Southwestern Sun Carnival Parade (1969)

Bruce Malone

Silent | 1969

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  •  The marching band comes a-marchin’ 
  •  The Sun Queen and Sun Duchesses 
  •  Cowboy Mickey Mouse 
  •  Pinocchio 
  •  The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf 
  •  The Seven Dwarves 
  •  It’s a Small World 
  •  The Jungle Book 
  •  White Sands Missile Range 
  •  Mary Poppins 
  •  Sleeping Beauty 
  •  Disneyland Castle with Cinderella 
  •  Dumbo 
  •  The Three Little Pigs return 
  •  Mother Goose 
  •  Alice in Wonderland 
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Since 1936, New Years in El Paso has been rung in by the Sun Carnival Parade and Sun Bowl football game. While the main focus is on the parade and Sun Bowl football game, the Sun Carnival encompasses a host of civic and sporting events that includes pageants, balls, and tennis and basketball tournaments. Shot by Gerald Bench, this home movie captures portions of the 34th Southwestern Sun Carnival Parade on January 1, 1969. Featuring a slew of Disney-themed floats, Bench pans across the crowd of spectators to film the large cast of characters passing down the parade route. The theme of the parade was Wonderful World of Disney.