The "Old Ironsides" float was a floral replica of the historic frigate of the American navy. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float on the right in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float was entered by the city of San Diego.
North Hollywood float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade titled, "Merry Wives." The float featured two of the merry wives from Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Sir Falstaff being dumped from a basket of linen in an English garden