Tony Sarg

Tony Sarg, "America's Puppet Master," did some weird stuff, among which were early Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons; the cartoon below; and his inflatable beach monster on Nantucket.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 12, 2017
     Category: Puppets and Automatons | Cartoons | 1920s | 1930s

I heard that after the first few Macy's parades, they let the balloons go over New York Harbor. Now that must have been a sight to see!
Posted by Brian on 10/13/17 at 01:54 PM
I don't know where I read this.
A city near one of the Great Lakes released hundreds or thousands of large party style balloons for a special event. Many of them were still partially inflated when they landed on the lake. Many were orange. Many life saver vests are orange.

The coast guard was sent out to look for survivors of a boat that sank.
Posted by BMN on 10/15/17 at 03:43 PM
BMN -- you may be thinking of the Great Balloonfest Debacle of 1986.
Posted by Alex on 10/16/17 at 08:15 AM
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