Five young women in dresses and hats sit or stand for a pose. The seated women are in lawn chairs and the upright ones stand against a fence railing. Behind them is shrubbery and an ivy-covered building. The girls posed for a piece promoting a charity dinner, hosted by their women's organization, Chi Alpha Epsilon of Pasadena. Pictured (in no particular order) are: vice-president, Jane Elizabeth Hopkins; president, Marjorie May; secretaries, Jeanne Vaillancourt and Stephanie Coughran; and Helen Lorraine Fiedler. Other possible iterations of "Jeanne Vaillancourt" in the Los Angeles Times may include "Jean Vallancourt," "Valiencourt," and other spellings of her last name. "Jeanne Vaillancourt" was the most commonly found name. Additionally, in the newspaper, Fiedler was known more by her middle name of "Lorraine" rather than her real first name of "Helen."
The "Poinsettia Sea Serpent" float was designed and made by the students of Ventura Junior College and entered by the city of Ventura. The float was 60 feet long and required 2 trucks. The dragon's eyes rolled and its tongue darted in and out as it opened and closed its mouth.
View of a float commemorating the recent completion of the Angeles Forest Highway entered by the city of Antelope Valley. The float rider is Ann Steddom, a senior at Antelope Valley Joint Union High School, seated on a floral throne. Spectators view the parade from a grandstand on the right, located on the north side of Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Legend of the Chrysanthemum" with Fugi Fugikawa in a flower petal kimono and carrying a parasol made of blossoms standing on a bridge of red pompoms over a pool of blue delphiniums. The scene is completed with a white narcissus heron, a tree and stepping stones of bronze pompoms. The float was entered by the Burbank City Schools and is shown passing the Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Close-up of Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, and 4 attendants on the back of the "Firebird" float, against the domed Russian mosques (the 6 attendants were Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts).
View facing W-NW towards three automobiles carrying city officials with the "Board of Supervisors" automobile first. Spectators view the parade from a grandstand on the right, located on the north side of Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd.
Rose Parade spectators in a 2-tiered grandstand with pine tree and San Gabriel Mountains in background on the north side of Colorado Blvd. at St. John Avenue. This block later became a freeway overpass. The dome of Pasadena City Hall is to the left of the lamp post.
The close-up picture of the ticket against a white backdrop shows that the Pasadena Rose Bowl will be starting at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 1936. The cost of the ticket was $4.00 with a .40 tax. The game will be So. Methodist vs. Stanford. Cartoon roses with leaves and stems illustrate part of the ticket.
Newlyweds Margaret Forbes Reeves and James Arnolds Reeves pose with their attendants, the bride's sister, Margaret Forbes Turner, and Luther S. Bell. The wedding took place in the garden of the First Methodist Church of Pasadena.
The float features Father Time, Donald Simpson, leaning on his scythe standing in front of a floral hour glass, with a Happy New Year, Bobby Shields, seated nearby. The float was entered by the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce.
In a floral garden, the Chinese moon gate is rendered as a bamboo gate within a floral arch with Helen Anthony in a Chinese headdress, silk jacket and trousers standing beneath the arch and Charlotte Havlu in a Chinese robe seated on the steps. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
View of the "Rainbow Fleet" float with 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.
Float depicting an Indian legend about an arrowhead, with a wigwam in a valley and Linda Martin as an Indian princess, Edward Scott as an evil spirit and David Scott as the Indian chief who shot the arrow to save the princess. Only one float rider (evil spirit or Indian chief) is visible in this photograph. The float was entered by the city of San Bernardino and the National Orange Show. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole on the far right.
Pan (Adrian Massa) seated on a hill with a foliate wilderness behind him and a field and a shepherd seated on a rock at the front. A little boy is perched at the top of the wilderness area at the back. The float was entered by the city of Monrovia and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" float with Titalnia, Queen of the Fairies, portrayed by Ailene Lytle, standing in the center of a large flower with a fairy seated on a petal on the left, and Puck, portrayed by Jack Harris, riding on a butterfly at the front of the float. Four outwalkers in elf costumes with big-eared masks and shoes with curled-up toes, accompany the float. The float was entered by the city of South Pasadena. The float is shown heading east on Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd. at the start of the parade route.
The "Fountain of Youth" features a central fountain formed of a delicate spray of blossoms with a youth in the center (Dick Osborn), in the center of a gathering of little girls riding herons (Nancy Noll, Marian Marshall, Barbara May Fields, Harriet Rich and Donna Jean Daggett) with one young outwalker in view.
Socialites Elsie Kellogg, Jean Kennedy, and Elinor Jordan, sit atop a low-level diving board of a swimming pool at The Huntington Hotel (now The Langham Huntington Hotel). Kellogg wears a dress while Kennedy and Jordan don skirts and blouses. In the background, the rest of the pool, pool chairs, and shrubbery can be seen. The wealthy Kellogg family was visiting from Chicago and stayed in Pasadena, where they passed the time with the locals. Kellogg's profile image in the related article comes from this photograph. Kellogg was incorrectly captioned as "Kennedy" on the negative sleeve. The article also incorrectly names Elinor Jordan as "Eleanor."
Dr. Mursell of Lawrence College in Wisconsin lamented that parents shouldn't force their children to play instruments like taking medicine but instead an interest in music education can be achieved in children by other means.
Head-on view towards the front of Santa Barbara's sweepstakes winning "Peacock" float with twins Marguerite and Mary Somerville reading fairy stories in a garden composed of 2 urns and a fountain. The float is shown heading east on Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd. at the start of the parade route. The Goodhue Flagpole is visible behind the float.
Float with a Viking ship with a dragon figurehead for the bow and manned by 8 Viking maids: Phyllis Bertino, Frona Conway, Betty Horton, Betty Weaver, Margaret Letzkus, Ruby Draper, Bobbie Sperry and Shirley Rodmeyer. The float was entered by the Venice branch of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. It is seen in this photograph at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
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.
Rose Parade spectators watching from the windows, the roof and in front of the commercial building at 42 West Colorado Blvd. (built in 1929). Signs on the building read: "Pittsburgh Paint Store," and "The J. A. Phelps Co."
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 Ford Dealers float displays a globe with the continents delineated, flanked by stylized wings and four visible float riders. The float was photographed at the corner 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.
This photograph may be associated with the article, “ATOM FACES NEW ATTACK: More Powerful ‘Gun’ Build Caltech Scientists Improve on Device Producing 16,000,000-Volt Rays,” Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 1935: A3.
View down the Rose Parade route on West Colorado Blvd. from St. John Avenue, facing east, towards spectators and six decorated automobiles and equestrian participants. The Orth Storage commercial building on the right is was located at 238 W. Colorado Blvd. Opposite is a commercial sign reading "Chrysler Plymouth." This block later became a freeway overpass.
Milk flows from a large tilted bottle tended by a milk maid (Dorothy Bowster) on the "California Poppies" float entered by the Golden State Milk Co. The milk bottle rests on a large poppy. Float riders are seated in large poppies on the front of the float and another rider is seated on a throne behind the milk bottle. The float riders are: Sue Ann Eschmeyer, Anniece Achieris, Maxine Bennett, May Jane Bowser and Joan Davids. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Celestial Dragon" float features a floral dragon on a stairway, coiled around a pagoda. The float was entered by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Harriet A. McCabe, a woman in her fifties with short, wavy hair and a light-colored dress, sits on a garden bench posing with her clown doll collection. A director of the Ruth Protective Home, a women's and children's shelter near El Monte in Los Angeles County, McCabe acquired hundreds of dolls to donate them to the shelter come Christmas time.
The Duchess of Northumberland’s name is Helen Percy, and her maiden name was Helen Magdalan Gordon-Lennox. Her daughter Lady Elizabeth Percy became Elizabeth Douglas-Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon after marriage, and her daughter Lady Diana Percy became Diana Evelyn Egerton, Duchess of Sutherland after marriage.
Close-up of Helen Waters on the "Birds of Paradise" float, seated between the floral birds at the end of the float. The float was entered by the city of Los Angeles and was photographed on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the parade.
Pan (Adrian Massa) seated on a hill with a wilderness behind him and a field and a shepherd seated on a rock at the front. A little boy is perched at the top of the wilderness area at the back. The float was entered by the city of Monrovia.
Pomona's "Legend of King Arthur" float features Kenneth Boetcher drawing a sword from the magic anvil, covered in blue delphinium on the left side of the float. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd..
The "Roc" float features the all-knowing bird of all ages with 2 riders in a domed pavilion on top of the bird. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
For the next year Miss Barnaby has been permitted to teach history in California through an international exchange program at South Pasadena High School. She was exchanged with Miss Myrtle Farrar, who will be teaching at the Girls' High School in Dudley, England.
The Stanford University float has a traditional Stanford Indian rendered in flowers in a floral canoe on a crimson tide, symbolic of Alabama, the rival team in that day's football game. The float is shown passing the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Event reported in "M'Groarty Paid Honor: Friends Gather at Pasadena," Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 1935: A1. A very similar photograph was published with the title, "Park Thronged at Home-coming Reception," Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 1935: A1.
The Long Beach float with Venus, Virginia Johnson, in a sunburst throne with her attendants, Joan Slaughter, Margaret Burley, Mary Lou Turner and Gladys McCleary, dressed in Grecian robes in pastel shades. A huge peacock heads the float, with a fountain in the center supporting 2 green cockatoos with orchid tails. The float is seen passing the Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove. Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The float of the Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, features a large Russian Firebird composed of yellow chrysanthemums and lavender sweet peas at the front and three Russian mosques with domes covered in yellow pompoms at the back, behind the queen's throne. The queen is accompanied by six attendants (Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts) and three outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.