To celebrate, FZ organized a triumphal parade in front of the offices of Warner/Reprise Records, which distributed his DiscReet label. Kicked off by honorary parade marshal Ed Barbar, a notorious Southern California used-car salesman in a wheezy old Cadillac convertible, the procession transformed the quiet, tree-lined Burbank street into a scene redolent of Hieronymus Bosch. Band members and assorted colorful hangers-on straggled along chaotically, while FZ himself rode, grinning and waving, at the head of the parade, his 7-year-old daughter, Moon Unit, beside him. The funniest sight, however, was the Warner execs hanging out their office windows, scratching their Sassoon-coiffured heads and asking one another, "What the fuck is going on down there?"
Also see "Flash Gordon Zips Open His Space Suit", with Nelson Eddy, Ed Barbar, Ozzie Nelson, Ozzie Davis, Betty Davis, and Schmuck the Wonder Pig!