Photograph of Alfred E. Mirsky conducting research at a lab bench at the William G. Kirckhoff marine laboratories of the California Institute of Technology. Mirsky is wearing a lab coat and he holds a glass tube above a test tube.
Close-up view of a little girl seated on a float, possibly the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" float, wearing a costume with a satin bodice, tutu skirt and light wings. The house in the background indicates that the float is on Orange Grove Blvd., probably before the start of the Rose Parade.
The "Rainbow Fleet" float featured three floral sailboats guided by Shirley Bloomfield, Virginia Shreiber and Jean Carroll Christian next to a tall light house. The float was entered by the Hotel Coronado and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Enchanted Lands" float features a large floral replica of the California Building (a Spanish Colonial building designed for the by architect Bertram Goodhue for the 1915-1917 Panama–California Exposition held in San Diego to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal) with a bell tower and dome reproduced with yellow, white and bronze chrysanthemums. A sign on the side of the float reads "San Diego, World Exposition City, 1935." On the visible corners of the float are float riders in costume with decorations featuring (L to R) a Spanish-American mission, a Chinese bridge, and a South Seas palm. The Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. is visible behind the float.
Rufus von Kleinsmid was the president of the University of Southern California (USC). Yamato Ichihashi taught at Stanford University. General Ting-Hsiu Tu, from Nanking, China, was a liaison officer between China and the film company producing "The Good Earth." Herbert H. Gowen taught at the University of Washington.
The float entered by the city of Laguna Beach features an artist (Frank Cuprien) working on a large floral canvas as 3 mermaids gaze at the spectators from the front of the float (June Storey, Phyllis Jones and Nevalle Anne Ropp). The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Iris and the Rainbow" float, entered by the city of Altadena, with Betty Wilcox as Iris holding the streamer attached to six floral peacocks, accompanied by 4 flower girls (Janet Horning, Joan Smith, Anna Kelly and Marion Rutan) all beneath a wide floral rainbow.
"Birds of Paradise" float with Helen Waters seated between the floral birds at the end of the float and 3 floral cranes at the front in a bed of Easter lilies, roses and maidenhair fern. The float was entered by the city of Los Angeles and was photographed on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the parade.