This home movie captures scenes of the Kennedy family in New Orleans for Mardi Gras in 1969. The theme for the Rex Parade that year was "Genesis Through Gemini," likely referencing NASA's Project Gemini and capitalizing on the country's enthusiasm for the space program that decade. Elaborate floats, still built on wooden wagons, pass the excited members of the crowd who wave their hands wildly for Mardi Gras beads. Following, the Kennedy family records the television as highlights of the Rex Ball, another Mardi Gras event, are broadcast. In the era before VCRs and DVRs, a person who wanted to record an event off of the television could do so by pointing the film camera towards the screen. Events captured in this manner tend to be significant world events that the filmmaker felt strongly about saving for the future.