Woman on horseback wearing a hat, short jacket and matching trousers and waving to the spectators. Her white horse is decorated with a garland. Another rider follows her in the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Maxine Hall, in knit dress, and Virginia Allabach, in light jacket and dark skirt, seated in garden chairs, with Margaret Johnson, in light suit, and Mary Ann Flock, in light suit with large buttons, seated on arms of chairs, on lawn with house and rosebushes in background
Bird's-eye view of about 75 Shriners, led by color guard, most wearing fezes, jackets, and capes, marching in Shriners' parade, with spectators and cars on both sides, buildings in background, signs reading Gatke Brake Shop, Auto Insurance Loans, Auto Loans
The "Little America" float shows the Byrd expedition to the Antarctic, with houses, airplanes on a field and penguins watching a freighter being unloaded. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Color guard with flags of numerous nationalities probably to celebrate the upcoming 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. The location is the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole on the right.
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.
"Iceland" float with 2 polar bears and a mountain against the aurora borealis. Float riders in Icelandic costume are Genevieve Davis, Merodeine Harris and Marie Karquist (the last dressed as a boy). The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Float with a vine-covered, turreted tower, a queen and another woman in costume, pulled by a team of 4 white horses in the parade for the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. The crowned woman might represent St. Barbara.
View of Amelita Galli-Curci standing next to a the Union Pacific Limited train, wearing a dress, coat, leather gloves and hat and holding her purse as she smiles and waves to the photographer. Galli-Curci was in Los Angeles for a period of rest following throat surgery.
Marching woman wearing a costume with a pointed hat, tall boots and holding a staff with a black cat on the top, possibly an outwalker for the All Hallows' Eve float entered by the Pasadena Realty Board.
Band of horn players on horseback. Instruments include trumpets, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, tubas and drums. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the band in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
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.
Display of about 5 tall square columns, topped with cotton and covered with foil, and about 10 tall transparent cylinders filled with fruit and vegetables, with signs reading SCHOOLS, COTTON, and IRRIGABLE LANDS, with young woman in chiffon dress posing at right and other displays and spectators in background
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, March 18, 1932, Actor Goes to Aid of Actress, Mary Astor’s Property Release Gained. Fredric March, motion-picture actor, and attractive Mrs. Carol Gallagher yesterday went to the aid of Mary Astor, screen actress, by putting up sufficient bond before Superior Judge Smith to release property of Miss Astor held under attachment pending determination of a civil suit in which she is defendant.
"Hiawatha's wooing" float with a full-sized tepee and Hiawatha (Richard Young), Minnehaha (Margaret Lalone), arrow maker (R. Cawkins) and three children dressed as Indian youngsters. The float was entered by the city of Sierra Madre. The float is at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
"Fiesta de las Rosas" float with guitarists in Spanish costumes beneath a pergola for beautiful senoritas gathered around a fountain. The float was entered by the city of San Jose and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "Egyptian barge" float is canopied with vines and flowers and features Martha Meserole as Queen of the Rose Maidens. "South Pasadena" appears in floral letters on the side of a float with a verdant hill covered by an awning and with girls in costume seated in a bower at the end. This was the first entry for the city of South Pasadena.
View of the "Anglo-American Friendship" float with the standards of the 2 countries and four visible float riders with one holding a tennis racket and another holding a ball. The float was entered by the Sons of St. George and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of a float in the form of a Chinese barge with a pagoda at the back and outwalkers, one with a carrying pole and others with banners inscribed with good wishes for the New Year. The float was entered by the Pasadena United Service Clubs and is seen 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).
Float showing a wedding day in an early California mission with participants costumed as a bride and groom, a priest, Indians, Spanish caballeros and damas, placed around an adobe-style chapel. The float was entered by the city of Laguna Beach. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
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.
The "Camp Baldy" float, representing winter sports, was of note because of the snowballs hurled at parade spectators by the float riders. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Possibly connected to Los Angeles Times article, January 9, 1928, Mac Smith Captures $10,000 Open with 284, Harry Cooper is Second, Three Strokes Behind, Victor Blazes Way to Honors With Sensational Rounds of 69 and 71; Abe Espinosa Third … Los Angeles $10,000 open golf championship …
"Adhorable Babies" float carrying 18 children in a golden, cup-shaped trophy in the center with a floral sign reading "Our Future Champions" and 29 children on the main platform dressed in costumes of different countries competing in Olympiads. The float is decorated with shields ornamented to look like coats of arms with carnations and pigeons were steadily released from the trophy during the parade. The float was lead by another small float in the form of a swan (image no. 21198/zz002cp5vz) and was entered by the Adohr Creamery Company. the float location in the image is the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Carriage covered in blooms carrying the Pomona Chamber of Commerce past the Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. The carriage is pulled by English hackneys (Duke of Richmond, Duke of Rutland, Glen Avon Victory and Glen Avon Virtue) and the riders are Ruth and Elsie Reynolds, Ruth Bates, Marjory _owne, Mildred Whiteside, Grace _ahl, Edna May Page and Edward _nith, with Frank Winterbottom as the driver.
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 "Adohr-able Nymphs" float with Father Neptune driving 3 life-size white horses with a large shell behind him. The places for 30 nymphs are empty due to the heavy rain. The float was entered by Adohr Milk Farms.