A similar photograph appears with the article “Malibu Ranch Scenic Wonders Open at Last, Three Nations Linked By Highway, Canada and Mexico Share in Ceremony Marking Opening of Scenic Roosevelt Turnpike Through Famous Malibu Ranch,” Los Angeles Times, 30 June 1929. Caption reads: In Sycamore Canyon. Gov. Young, assisted by Miss Mexico and Miss Canada, prepares to sever the barrier and throw the road open to the peoples of three nations. (P. & A. photos)
Spectators watching a car and a float in the form of a covered wagon drawn by a team of horses in the Tournament of Roses Parade. A man standin next to the horses holds a sign reading: "Pasadena Elks."
"Mexico's Fairyland" float with a band of 6 musicians (4 men and 12 women) and a woman dancer perform on the float in front of a Mexican style tower. On the side of the float is a flora sign reading: Agua Caliente / Old Mexico.
Noted Southern California sculptor Arnold Foerster created public sculpture mostly in bronze. He was born in Vienna and lived in Glendale from at least 1932 up to his death in 1943. Foerster is best-known for his statues of Ludwig van Beethoven (at Pershing Square), 1932; General Lafayette (at Lafayette Park), 1937; his collaborative role in the creation of the Astronomers Monument for the Griffith Park Observatory (which was his original concept and for which he engineered the 40 foot concrete obelisk), 1934; and his bronze bust of Griffith J. Griffith (for the Observatory), 1934. Los Angeles Times articles also mention bronze busts of Brahms and Father Juniperro, 1933; a three-times-life-size bust of Christ, 1934; and statues of Abraham Lincoln and Rasputin, seen in his studio.
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.