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    Things Get Better for Orphan Annie

    The Annie float debuts in 1981 as one of the largest ever built by Macy’s parade studio! The enormous replica of the orphanage and Warbuck’s mansion carries 17 actors from the original film. It’s so big that designer Manfred Bass rides atop the roof and radios the crew as they guide the float along the route.

    1981’s Annie float

    From Bill Smith
    Macy’s Parade Guest Archivist
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