President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mayor Frank L. Shaw at start of motorcade. Eleanor and her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Los Angeles for a day before visiting San Diego. During their time in Los Angeles, the President gave a speech at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a speech at the Hollywood Bowl.
President Roosevelt gave a speech at the end of a motorcade through the city. The trip was Roosevelt’s first as President. Newspapers estimated the crowd at the Coliseum in the tens of thousands. The man standing next to Eleanor Roosevelt was then Mayor Frank L. Shaw
President Roosevelt speaks to the crowd from his car at the end of his motorcade through the city during his one day visit. In his car was his wife Eleanor Roosevelt and then Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw.