The Dragon float emitted smoke and was 85 feet long. Two men wearing Asian shirts, trousers and conical straw hats carry a floral sign reading "Glendale," the city that entered the float. The Pasadena Post Office at 281 E. Colorado Blvd. is visible across the street.
Birdeseye view of the Long Beach float with Venus, Virginia Johnson, in a sunburst throne with her attendants, Joan Slaughter, Margaret Burley, Mary Lou Turner and Gladys McCleary, dressed in Grecian robes in pastel shades. A huge peacock heads the float, with a fountain in the center supporting 2 green cockatoos with orchid tails.
Rose Parade spectators watching from the windows, the roof and in front of the commercial building at 42 West Colorado Blvd. (built in 1929). Signs on the building read: "Pittsburgh Paint Store," and "The J. A. Phelps Co."
View of Byron Young as Portola on a floral horse "Portola Festival" float. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd. and was entered by the city of San Francisco.
View of the "100% American," designed by Antelope valley high school students around the theme of the melting pot. Seated in a bed of flowers are girls of 4 countries: Holland, Russia, Japan and the United States. Perched on the throne is Georgia Graves as the Goddess of Liberty.
The "Fiesta de las Rosas" entered by the city of San Jose, features Betty Bond seated in a sunburst of roses and Lorraine Wilson seated in front of a floral basket. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of South Pasadena's float at 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade which depicts the court of Louis XVI (Robert de Golia) and Marie Antoinette (Mary Bellerue) in a garden at Versailles with a peacock at the front, and with 2 ladies in waiting (Jeanette Thompson and Mary Jean Lloyd). The float is guarded by out-walkers costumed as Nubian servants. Winner of sweepstakes award at parade.