Crowd waiting to enter Shrine Auditorium for a San Francisco Opera Association performance of Tristan and Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) on opening night of the Opera. Star of the show was Kirsten Flagstad, the Norwegian soprano, accompanied by the San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Enterence for Santa Claus Lane was at Hollywood and Vine Blvds in Hollywood. E. J. Shurtz was chairman of Santa Claus Lane Committee and manager of the Broadway Hollywood. Strasburg was also in a leadership position on the committee.
Child actors Billy, Bobby, Delmar and Garry Watson gathered around an ignited firework on the Fourth of July. The Watson family was known as "the first family of Hollywood" and included at least nine children that acted in motion pictures.
Racing star Rex Mays poses in a "midget" car decorated with Felix the Cat for a race against "midget" car driver Bob Swanson at the Legion Ascot speedway. The day's program consisted of a variety of challenges, with both drivers using "big" cars and "midget" cars during different races. Both drivers were later killed in accidents on the track.
Pictured is "Pop-eye", the two-year-old Persian housecat pet of one young Miss Betty Jean Welch, famous for killing a four-foot-long black diamond rattlesnake. The snake invaded Pop-eye's backyard, wherein Pop-eye defended his territory and bravely defeated the reptilian invader.
Singing Wood was owned by Mary Elizabeth Altemus Whitney (later Person Tippett), a wealthy socialite and thoroughbred racehorse breeder. Photo is likely related to Singing Wood’s victory in the March 1936 Santa Margarita Invitation at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
North Shore Tavern (Main Lodge) were common even before the university received the facility as a donation in 1957. Known today as the UCLA Conference Center, the Lake Arrowhead facility is located about 90 miles east of Los Angeles.
Trumpet player entertains the theater audience on opening night of the opera at Shrine Auditorium. The show was a San Francisco Opera Association production of Tristan and Isolde (Tristan und Isolde), starring Kirsten Flagstad, the Norwegian soprano, accompanied by the San Francisco Opera Orchestra
The "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" float in honor of the visiting football team from Columbia University was entered by the Pasadena Parks and Playgrounds Department. Catherine Wollam, Pasadena City College student, as Miss Columbia, stands at the wheel of the ship. The float won the Pasadena challenge trophy for which only Pasadena entrants competed. 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 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 four outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible, including Manon Harder in front on the left.
Dancing Chinese lion during festival in Chinatown on unpaved street with spectators on the sidewalk. The man supporting the front holds the lion's head high above his own head and is smiling. There is allot of dust or smoke in the foreground. A sign on a commercial building reads: "Eastern Grocery Co."
Rose Parade Grand Marshal Admiral William Sowden Sims in a chauffeur driven automobile blanketed in flowers and greenery in the shape of a ship with an eagle at the front. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the automobile in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
"Mexico's Fairyland" float with a band of 6 musicians (4 men and 12 women) and a woman dancer (seated in the center front row) perform on the float in front of a Mexican style tower. On the side of the float is a flora sign reading: Agua Caliente / Old Mexico.
Dorothy Edwards, Queen of the tournament, seated on a floral butterfly throne beneath a floral canopy with her fairy attendants Eleanor Braden, Joyce Dunkerly, Norma Hassler and Jeanne Thomson. Three fairy outwalkers stand next to the float which is passing the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
A dance troupe of 8 women and one man performing in the Old Spanish Days Fiesta wave from an exterior staircase on the garden facade of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse to the right of the main entrance
Lake Arrowhead winter sports float with a sleigh drawn by 3 reindeer with float riders in sports costumes, including Norma Lee, Evelyn Gaylord, Madelyn O'Keefe, Moree Herring, Joan Gaylord and Eleanor Grace. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Hoover Dam" float drawn by 3 white horses with signs reading: "Plenty of Water for Our Next Olympiad," and "Raymond Hotel," and "Hoover Dam." The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Golden Gate Bridge" float with a replica of the bridge with the Marin and San Francisco shores on either side and 7 ships. 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 the city of San Francisco.
View of the "California Raisin Day" float with an enthroned queen, Helen MacKenzie, in a lush garden of Easter lilies, daisies, gladioli and other flowers. The float, entered by the city of Fresno, is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The float is a reproduction of the San Gabriel Mission with members of the cast of the Mission Play dressed in costumes. Three outwalkers dressed as monks are visible. The float was entered by the Mission Play.
The "A Dream of Commercial Progress" float was entered by the city of Los Angeles. It featured a floral globe with continents beneath an arch-shaped floral sign reading" Los Angeles. Two young women in gowns stand on the float.
View of a maiden (Ellen Collins) sleeping in a bed of roses on the "A Child's Dream" float, with a princess (Katherine Collins) and castle in the background. The float was entered by the city of Anaheim.
A native Korean, Jong Sook Kim lost her sight in an accident. She was brought to the United States by Dr. William McColl, who along with the Loins Foundation, was able to raise the funds for an eye operation that restored the sight in one of Kim's eyes.
Floral football field with 2 goal posts, a giant football and 2 visible float riders. The float was entered by the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
Described as a red sea monster in the Los Angeles Times parade review, the creature appears to be a lobster standing guard over "Captain Kid's Treasure Chest." 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, entered by the city of Ventura, was designed and constructed by nonprofessionals.