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The Edward and Evelyn Schwartz Collection - 34th Annual Southwestern Sun Carnival (1968-9)

Jeffrey Schwartz

Silent | 1968 | 1969

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  •  Christmas celebration, including showing off the family dog 
  •  A Disney-themed opening ceremony before the 34th annual Sun Bowl game between the Auburn Tigers and the Arizona Wildcats 
  •  The Southwestern Sun Carnival Parade featuring Disney-inspired floats 
  •  Watching a television broadcast about the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 
 
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This home movie captures scenes of the Schwartz family during the 1968 holiday season. First, the family plays with their dog after Christmas. Next, the Schwartzes attend the 34th annual Sun Bowl game between the Auburn Tigers and the Arizona Wildcats and its Disney-inspired opening ceremony. (The Tigers won 34-10.) Then, they enjoy the Southwestern Sun Carnival Parade, which was also Disney-themed. Floats celebrate an array of animated films while famous characters parade down the street. Last, the film records a television broadcast about the 1969 moon landing. In the days before VCRs, DVRs, or mobile phones with cameras, when individuals wanted to record significant events, they fired up their home movie cameras and turned them toward the TV set, as the Schwartz did in this home movie to capture the historic moon landing.