Macy's Broadway Balloon

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Macy's Broadway Balloon#0
Posted: 11/27/03 at 8:21am
The only time a Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloon was made in the image of a living person was in the late 1920s (don't know the exact year offhand) when the parade featured a balloon of Eddie Cantor in cowboy gear in his role in the hit Broadway musical KID BOOTS.

(And I have a photo of it somewhere, but I can't find it, darnit)
"Christ, Bette Davis?!?!"