Called the “deadliest and most efficient rifle in the world” the U.S. Army’s new Garand rifle went on display in Los Angeles as part of National Defense week. The rifle, which fires 54 rounds per minute compared to its predecessor’s 10 rounds per minute, is named after its inventor, John C. Garand.
Audience gathered at the Hollywood Bowl to hear Eleanor Roosevelt speak. Eleanor and her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Los Angeles for a day before visiting San Diego. During their time in Los Angeles, the President gave a speech at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a speech at the Hollywood Bowl.
A Grecian-themed float including columns and costumed participants created for the Hoover Dam Power Inaugural. The celebration was held to honor the first instances of power-production from the dam. Downtown Los Angeles was flooded with 7.2 million candle-power light, and engineers claimed that the display was visible from 100 miles away.
After the murder and assault convictions of 17 Mexican American youths in the Sleepy Lagoon murder case, the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee advocated for the defendants until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions as a miscarriage of justice.
Band members and a procession of vehicles drive through downtown Los Angeles on the way to City Hall in celebration of Aimee Semple McPherson's 25th year of ministry service. The parade ended at the City Hall steps where McPherson greeted approximately 5000 people and the Mayor. Aimee Semple McPherson was a Los Angeles evangelist in the 1920s and 1930s who founded the Foursquare Church and Angelus Temple.