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(Studio) Philadelphia's Mummer's Day Parade on New Year's Day reported; film shown. Tradition of fireworks on New Year's Eve noted. Report on celebration involving fireworks manufacturing family, the Gruccis.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(NYC) Film from May 24, 1983, shown. Gruccis' participation in celebration of 100th anniversary of Brooklyn Bridge recalled. November explosion that destroyed family fireworks factory in Bellport, Long Island, noted. Death of company head James Grucci and cousin cited. Film shown. [Felix "Butch" GRUCCI, Junior - thought they should get out of fireworks business] [Felix GRUCCI, Senior - won t quit while he's alive.] Family's display in Central Park on New Year's Eve, with fireworks made by competitors, described. [Cousin, James COLEMAN - describes process to workers.]
REPORTER: Steve Young
- Dean, Morton;
- Young, Steve
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