Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday - 1965

Easter Sunday was a big deal when I was a kid. They still actually had an Easter Parade down 5th Avenue in Manhattan. It wasn’t the type of Parade I expected. It was just like the scene in the Judy Garland film “Easter Parade”; lots of people strolling in their Easter finery and the women showing off the latest in the world of hats. The only real difference is that no one actually sang the song like they did in the movie.

It’s too bad they don’t do the Eater Parade thing anymore. With today’s technology it would be so easy to organize a “flash mob”, having them assemble; with hats, and singing; for a reproduction of the closing scene from the film. Now, wouldn’t that be something?

I was going to use the film of the parade scene from the film "The Easter Parade" here- but this is so much cooler;

I was surprised to find that there still is a sort of Easter Parade in New York each year. And it's still on 5th Avenue; though it is more like a street festival than the promenade it used to be;And here is the Easter Parade as it looked in 2013;

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