A cloud of smoke from a fire in Griffith Park billows over the park's hills in the distance. It is viewed from an elevated perspective. Below the camera's sight line, treetops line the bottom edge. A winding road emerges from the treetops at left. Just beyond it, cars park along the road's curve at the base of a hill. A small hill rises, off-center to the left, in the near distance. A trail stretches up its near side. To the right, another hill rises and extends beyond the right frame. Between the 2 hills, an opaque cloud of dark smoke occupies the upper right half of the image. The cloud thins as it extends to the left. In the distance at left, another hillside is visible beyond the thinning smoke.
Hills line a canyon that winds through the image from the lower left corner and into the near distance, just right-of-center. It sits below the camera's sight line. In the near distance at center, a ridge rises. Immediately behind the ridge, thick smoke billows and rises towards the sky. The film of smoke spans the upper half of the image.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Greatest Armada in Nation's History Passes in Review; Navy Parades Strength in Sea and Air Tableau; Hundreds of Ships and Aircraft Pass in Stately Review Before Crowds Masses on Shore." Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 1932: A1.
W.L. Valentine, (furthest man seated with notes in hand), with other company officials and city dignitaries at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the J.W. Robinson Co department store, probably at the downtown store at Hope St. and 7th St. .
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Dentists Begin Meeting Here; Concern Voiced by Leader Over Neglect of Teeth Due to Depression; State Hygienists' Association Group Also Registered for Proceedings," 5 Jun. 1934: A5.
Note on negative sleeve states: "Singer Pat Boone, his wife, Shirley, and children, left to right, Lindy, Cherry, Laurie, and Debbie, arrive by American Airlines jet from New York. Boone is here to make science fiction picture, "A Journey to the Center of the Earth.""