Grace Kelly speaking into a mircophone upon arriving at the Santa Fe Depot in Pasadena after riding the Super Chief train from Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, she got engaged to Prince Rainier III and returned to a mob of reporters.
Sister Leo Paul showing visiting female students Myrna Finn and Jo Anne Brozik an Isolette at St. Luke Hospital in Pasadena. It is a new machine that houses newborn babies that need incubation. The girls were two of two hundred girls visiting St Luke Hospital for National Hospital Week.
Dick Powell and his children Norman and Ellen, meeting their mother Joan Blondell at Santa Fe Depot train station in Pasadena. She arrived on the Super Chief, returning from a trip to Newfoundland where she entertained the troops at a U.S.O. camp tour.
A multi-tiered float features ten women. In the center, Mrs. Joseph Parr "playing" the harp, Patricia Shaw seated in the back, and behind her two trumpeters, Donna Mullenger and Saraine Furie. The six other women on the float are, in no order: Josephine Larusso, Leona M. Roberts, Jeanne Hutchens, Mary Henderson, Gloria Crocker, and Dorothy Brown.
South Gate's Rose Parade float is seen in the foreground. Its theme was "Memories in Music" and it had a sound feature as well as a floral harp, trumpets, and a recorder. South Pasadena's entry is seen in the background.
A series of floats ride down Colorado Boulevard. The unidentified float at the front features a gazebo, house, and bridge made of flowers. An older man and woman sitting in the gazebo are accompanied by a young man and woman and two children sitting at the front of the float.
The United Service Clubs Rose Parade theme float was "Schooldays." It featured a schoolhouse on a hill, with an arbor and a well. Those riding on the float were; Beth MacLeod, 12; Betty Goodman, 12; Phyllis Newcomer, 12; Jeannette Selph, 14; and Jimmy McNary, 7.
An elephant walking along a runway of waves appears before a two-dimensional floral illustration of the Taj Mahal. Princess Betty Mae Allin sits atop the elephant with her "attendants," Helen Jennerich and Bertiel Clark.