Little Mary Jane Fong holding a gong stick and standing next to a Chinese lion. The lion was being prepared for the February 5 New Year celebration in Chinatown. (Although it is identified as a dragon in the newspaper article, another photograph taken on the same occasion identifies it as a lion and shows the shorter lion's body, ark no. 21198/zz002d9cvb).
Float representing the rock pinnacles of Cathedral Gorge in Nevada. Dressed as Indian maidens and seated amidst desert plants at the base of the pinnacle are Betty Lloyd and Mary Reed. The float was entered by the city of Caliente, Nevada and is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the officials and a truck next to the concrete inlet-outlet tower, 130 feet high, at the Bouquet Canyon Reservoir during the dedication ceremony when the water was first released to fill the reservoir. More than 50 persons attended the opening including Mayor Shaw; H. A. Van Norman, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Bureau of Water Works; William Mulholland; Henry L. Jacques, E. F. Scattergood; President Hugh J. McGuire of the Board of Public Works; Lloyd Aldrich, City Engineer; Water Power Commissioner Arthur J. Mullen; T. A. Panter; William W. Hurlbut and Mrs Harriett Sunday of the Civil Service Commission; J. B. Lippincott, consulting engineer; and President William P. Whitsett of the Metropolitan Water District.
The Board of Education automobile with at least 4 riders is blanketed in flowers with a sun-burst backdrop behind the back seat. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the Pasadena Board of Directors in a flower-covered automobile. Eight men in formal attire including top hats ride in the car. The view was taken at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove 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.
On the city of Monrovia float a woman dressed as the goddess Aphrodite holding the reins of a floral outboard motorboat driven by Loretta Trumbull, an outboard motor champion. Another young woman sits next to Aphrodite and ten outwalkers, young boys in costume, are also visible. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Father and mother seated on the street in front of the curb with their son, wearing a striped sweater and knickers, standing between them and a baby on the mother's lap and four more small children standing on the right next to a seated woman on the route of the Rose Parade
Man in three-piece suit and tie, holding coat and hat, with one woman holding each arm, in dress and striped scarf at left, in fur coat at right. The location may be the roof terrace of the newly completed Los Angeles Times Building. The fashion show took place in the Los Angeles Times Building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
The Boys' Week Loyalty Day parade is reported in the article, "Young Manhood Proudly Flaunts Its Banner; Youth Holds Sway In City, Monster Parade of Los Angeles Boys Ushers in Week Dedicated to Future Citizens," Los Angeles Times, May 2, 1926.
Six women riding in a cart serenaded by 2 men, one playing a guitar, at the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. They may be part of the wedding party described in an 8/19/1932 Los Angeles Times article titled "Historic Pageant Opens Santa Barbara Fiesta..." stating "The bridal pair on horseback were escorted by many riders by caballero and senorita, while a creaking careta carried members of the family of both bride and groom."
The American Legion Post No. 13 float features an Olympic Games theme with a young woman in a gown holding a sword and a torch [?] and a large central chalice with flowers [representing flames in a torch?]
Pictured from left to right: Studebaker Corporation executive Paul G. Hoffman, Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw, and Bank of America executive Walter J. Braunschweiger stand surrounding a cake that reads, "47th Anniversary." In the background, a large chandaliered room can be seen, with suited men seated at white-clothed tables. Photograph was taken at the Chamber of Commerce's 47th anniversary event in the Biltmore Hotel's Biltmore Bowl, the hotel's ballroom. S.E. Gates (not pictured), as president of the Rotary Club, co-organized the luncheon.
"Once in a Blue Moon" motorized float with Moon Princess Ruth Nickson seated on a half moon and a little girl dressed as a fairy seated behind her. The float was entered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, May 1, 1933, Throng Honors Nation’s Chief, President’s Day Ceremony Draws Crowd of 50,000, Ten Thousand in Procession at Memorial Coliseum, Representatives of Many Countries Participate ... 2000 Boy Scouts swarmed down from the Coliseum stands to the field and massed in front of the speakers’ platform. They took their oath of allegiance while nearly 100 American and Scout flags bristled from their ranks to present a dazzling setting for their youthful gesture of national and Presidential esteem. …
Bass drummer in fez, jacket, and sash, standing on wheeled cart pulled by 3 men, among other marching musicians, including French horns, front, and sousaphones, rear, on coliseum track with audience in background
Queen Titania, Esther Ruth, in a white satin gown with a lavender veil and with floral wings 10 feet high and 15 feet wide, with one of her fairies seated next to her. The float was entered by the city of Altadena.
Possible bridal procession at the parade for the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. View of 1 couple and 6 men in Spanish-style dress on horseback. The woman wears a light-colored dress with ruffles and a lace mantilla over a high comb. The men wear dark, close-fitting embroidered suits with short jackets and hats with ribbon bands. The couple may be the bride and groom who were married during the fiesta that year as described in a 8/19/1932 Los Angeles Times article titled "Historic Pageant Opens Santa Barbara Fiesta..." stating "The bridal pair on horseback were escorted by many riders by caballero and senorita, while a creaking careta carried members of the family of both bride and groom."
View of the "Search for Beauty" float with shells resting on the ocean floor. Float rider actors Baby LeRoy and Ida Lupino were driven away by the rain. 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 Paramount Pictures.
Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church was designed by the architectural firm Allison and Allison Architects. It is located at 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, and is the home of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (10/2012).
A young woman in Grecian costume places a wreath on a victorious Greek athlete on a floral platform framed by four Olympic torches on the San Jose Fiesta de las Rosas Association float. Two additional women ride the float, which is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Edward E. Spence, Beverly Hills mayor, and Norman H. Pabst fly the flag at half mast at City Hall as a gesture of reverence upon news of the August 15th death of Will Rogers. All businesses in the city closed at 1:00 pm as well
Two float outwalkers dressed as peacocks in front of the "Peacock" entered by the city of Long Beach and seen on a residential side street before the start of the Rose Parade. The float has a large floral peacock at the front, a fountain with white swans drinking in the middle and a pagoda-like structure at the back.