University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 99

Production title:  1966 Homecoming Parade

Production date:  1966

Color / no sound

Total running time:  00:03:34

Derived from 8 mm film.

Converted to VHS and DVCAM

Home film of the 1966 University of Florida Homecoming Parade.  The slogan for that year was "Gators Embark on a Lark to Disneyland".  The film begins at once and two men in military garb carry a large banner with the slogan printed on it.  The large UF drum is rolled along on a cart and then the UF band appears.  Some of the cheerleaders are shown leading a cheer on the street in front of some of the spectators.  Shortly the cheerleaders are seen riding on a truck.  A woman in a car waves to spectators.  The rest of the film focuses on the floats and bands in the parade.  The floats are decorated with the themes of various Disneyland attractions and rides.

See Production Number 5, 1966 Homecoming, for other footage of the parade.

Purchased on eBay and donated to the Archives by William Slayton, Class of 74.


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