This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, June 18, 1932, University’s Commencement Held in Hollywood Bowl, U.C.L.A. Grants 1090 Diplomas, Vast Crowd Sees Exercises at Hollywood Bowl, President Sproul Speaks of “New World” Problems, Intelligence Only Progress Surety, Moore Tells Class
Mary Pickford, Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade, in a white satin gown, seated in a coach covered in stevia, roses, sweet peas and gladioli, with a coachman and a footman, drawn by four white horses. The harness of the horses was covered in pink satin ribbon. The photograph was taken in front of the Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd. Mary Pickford was the first woman and the first film industry professional to be a Grand Marshal of the parade.
"Casino at Catalina Island" float with a floral replica of the casino with little Barbara Ann Pitzer as a fairy waving her wand, Marion Sloane and Hermine Sierks in bathing costume riding swordfish, and 2 outwalkers in winged costumes. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
"Lady of the Silver Moon" float, the theme from a Chinese legend, pantomimed by Faria Nell Clayton (leg visible in crescent moon) and with Doris Lorraine Faupel as the evening star. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float was entered by the Santa Ana Board of Education.