The "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" float in honor of the visiting football team from Columbia University was entered by the Pasadena Parks and Playgrounds Department. Catherine Wollam, Pasadena City College student, as Miss Columbia, stands at the wheel of the ship. The float won the Pasadena challenge trophy for which only Pasadena entrants competed. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
Rose Parade spectators, including 2 men and 2 women, walking down a residential street carrying blankets and folding chairs. The debris on the parkway suggests that the time is after the parade has finished.
The float of the Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, features a large Russian Firebird composed of yellow chrysanthemums and lavender sweet peas at the front and three Russian mosques with domes covered in yellow pompoms at the back, behind the queen's throne. The queen is accompanied by six attendants (Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts) and four outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible, including Manon Harder in front on the left.
Close-up view of the "Peacock" float in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the queen, Marjorie Wise, with Betty Service and Gene Beerkle, maids in waiting seated in a pagoda-like structure at the back. Outwalkers carrying bouquets of roses, dressed as peacocks and attached to the float with pink ribbons. The photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the Rose Parade.
View of Doris Rae Compton holding her trophy for having the best coat of tan of 125 girls at the California Pacific International exposition as reported in the Spokane Daily Chronicle, September 18, 1935.
The "Fairyland" float featuring a large 16 foot basket of roses in a garden with mushrooms and inhabited by four fairies and four elves. The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. A radio broadcaster platform covered in greenery is visible on the right.
Miss Canada, Grant Donley, in skirt, sweater, and knitted hat, and Miss Mexico, Marianita Servin, in skirt, sleeveless blouse, and necklace, lighting explosive fuse to open Roosevelt Highway, with cut ribbons on ground, wide ribbon behind them, and uniformed officers and crowd, many waving hats, and hillside in background
Six members of the Native Sons of Golden West pose for a photograph with the bronze medallion that they presented at the dedication of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. James A. Wilson, Junior Past Grand President, is on the far right. The medallion is inscribed: "Native Sons Of The Golden West, Dedicated august 14 1929." They are standing in front of the main doorway to the courthouse where the dedication took place.
Rose Parade Grand Marshal Admiral William Sowden Sims in a chauffeur driven automobile blanketed in flowers and greenery in the shape of a ship with an eagle at the front. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the automobile in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
"Mexico's Fairyland" float with a band of 6 musicians (4 men and 12 women) and a woman dancer (seated in the center front row) perform on the float in front of a Mexican style tower. On the side of the float is a flora sign reading: Agua Caliente / Old Mexico.
Dorothy Edwards, Queen of the tournament, seated on a floral butterfly throne beneath a floral canopy with her fairy attendants Eleanor Braden, Joyce Dunkerly, Norma Hassler and Jeanne Thomson. Three fairy outwalkers stand next to the float which is passing the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Lake Arrowhead winter sports float with a sleigh drawn by 3 reindeer with float riders in sports costumes, including Norma Lee, Evelyn Gaylord, Madelyn O'Keefe, Moree Herring, Joan Gaylord and Eleanor Grace. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Hoover Dam" float drawn by 3 white horses with signs reading: "Plenty of Water for Our Next Olympiad," and "Raymond Hotel," and "Hoover Dam." The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Golden Gate Bridge" float with a replica of the bridge with the Marin and San Francisco shores on either side and 7 ships. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float was entered by the city of San Francisco.
View of the "California Raisin Day" float with an enthroned queen, Helen MacKenzie, in a lush garden of Easter lilies, daisies, gladioli and other flowers. The float, entered by the city of Fresno, is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, May 1, 1933, Throng Honors Nation’s Chief, President’s Day Ceremony Draws Crowd of 50,000, Ten Thousand in Procession at Memorial Coliseum, Representatives of Many Countries Participate
This photograph is related to the article, "Mass Sung in Memory of St. John Bosco Here," with a photo caption reading: "Catholic Hierarchy Observing Saint's Anniversary: Solemn high mass in St. Patrick's Church yesterday with Bishop Cantwell presiding, commemorated canonization of St. John Bosco on the forty-seventh anniversary of his death...," Los Angeles Times, February 1, 1935.
This photograph was part of the coverage taken for the Los Angeles Times article "Charm of Spanish Days Retained: Santa Barbara Gay For Fiesta, Beautiful New Courthouse Formally Dedicated, History of State Pictured in $1,500,000 structure, Three-Day Festival Opens Today With Pageant," 8/15/1929.
California Indian Day was recognized in 1968 when California Tribal Leaders and then Governor Ronald Reagan declared the fourth Friday of September to be “California Native American Indian Day”. In 1998 it became an official state holiday by the passage of California State Assembly Bill AB 1953 making the 4th Friday in September "Native American Day”.
The Shrine Auditorium was designed in the Moorish Revival style by San Francisco-based theater architect G. Albert Lansburgh, with local architects John C. Austin and A. M. Edelman associated. When built, the auditorium could hold 1,200 people on stage and seat an audience of 6,442.
An article by Jody Jacobs, entitled “Las Madrinas Ball: 36 Debutantes Pay Social Dues,” appeared in the Dec 24, 1973 issue of the Los Angeles Times. The photographs from file 276475-E are negatives from the coverage of that story that were not used in print. For photographs that appeared in print see 276475-A through 276475-D.
This photograph appears with the article, “Glendale’s New $455,000 Postoffice Dedicated by Postmaster-General Farley, Message of Cheer Given by Leader in Address, Throngs at Celebration, Attended by Notables, Told Stamp Sales Indicate Better Business,” Los Angeles Times, July 20, 1934.
"Casino at Catalina Island" float with a floral replica of the casino with Marion Sloane and Hermine Sierks in bathing costume riding swordfish, and 2 outwalkers in winged costumes. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is barely visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
The float is a reproduction of the San Gabriel Mission with members of the cast of the Mission Play dressed in costumes. Three outwalkers dressed as monks are visible. The float was entered by the Mission Play.
The "A Dream of Commercial Progress" float was entered by the city of Los Angeles. It featured a floral globe with continents beneath an arch-shaped floral sign reading" Los Angeles. Two young women in gowns stand on the float.
View of a maiden (Ellen Collins) sleeping in a bed of roses on the "A Child's Dream" float, with a princess (Katherine Collins) and castle in the background. The float was entered by the city of Anaheim.