Float showing a wedding day in an early California mission with participants costumed as a bride and groom, a priest, Indians, Spanish caballeros and damas, placed around an adobe-style chapel. The float was entered by the city of Laguna Beach. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "Treasure Ship" float with a Spanish galleon bearing golden gifts; the intended inhabitants of the float were driven away by the rain. 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 Hotel Vista del Arroyo.
A $50,000 Derby day at the Santa Anita racetrack on February 22, 1937. The crowd in attendance was estimated at 45,000 spectators. Twenty-three horses raced that day, beating out the Kentucky Derby's record of twenty-two starting horses at that time. The $50,000 purse was won by the horse Fairy Hill.
An unknown man applying false eyelashes to Elsie the Borden Cow, the unofficial mascott for Borden dairy products. After appearing at the New York World's Fair, Elsie was chosen by R.K.O. producer Gene Towne to star in the 1940 film "Little Men," based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Elsie arrived in Los Angeles on July 12, 1940
A crowd gathers behind a rope to view the Tupolev ANT-25 flown by Mikhail Gromov, Andrei Yumashev, and Sergei Danilin from Moscow to a field outside San Jacinto, CA. A man kneeling on top of a car with a camera on a tripod is visible in the background. The non-stop flight covered 6700 miles in 62 hours and 12 minutes, smashing the previous record for longest non-stop flight. July 14, 1937
Most likely related to the yearly mud battle between first and second year students and the first time female students took part. Students unknown. LAJC is now known as Los Angeles City College located near Vermont and Santa Monica Blvd.
The "Making of the Mission Bells" float features a floral rendition of the San Gabriel Mission at the back of the float with a priest (Raoul de Ramirez), and a forge in the front with a blacksmith (George Gantus), and another man in a cape (Arnoldo de Ramirez) and 4 visible ladies in Spanish dress (there were 5 in all: Norma Dana, Laurita Lugo, Calrito Lugo, Floretta Cortez, and Gracia Didier). The float was entered by the city of San Gabriel and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Carnation" float features a gigantic milk bottle, nine feet high, constructed of white and cream colored carnations, with a tiny fairy queen seated on top. The float is drawn by a champion 8-horse Percheron team and was entered by the Carnation milk company.