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.
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student, E. H. Van Dorn, and Luella Pearl, were found guilty of the crime.
Admiral William S. Sims seated in a living room. This photograph was probably taken in December of 1933 when Admiral Sims was in Pasadena to officiate as the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade.
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.