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.
Pomona's "Legend of King Arthur" float features Kenneth Boetcher drawing a sword from the magic anvil, covered in blue delphinium on the left side of the float. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd..
Sail boat float rendered in pompoms with a sail of white sweet peas. The initials W.C.T.U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union) appear above the emblem at the back of the float and the riders are Lily C. Richardson, county president, and Blanche Kimell, treasurer. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
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 "Roc" float features the all-knowing bird of all ages with 2 riders in a domed pavilion on top of the bird. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Egyptian barge" float is canopied with vines and flowers and features Martha Meserole as Queen of the Rose Maidens. "South Pasadena" appears in floral letters on the side of a float with a verdant hill covered by an awning and with girls in costume seated in a bower at the end. This was the first entry for the city of South Pasadena.
View of the "Anglo-American Friendship" float with the standards of the 2 countries and four visible float riders with one holding a tennis racket and another holding a ball. The float was entered by the Sons of St. George and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of a float in the form of a Chinese barge with a pagoda at the back and outwalkers, one with a carrying pole and others with banners inscribed with good wishes for the New Year. The float was entered by the Pasadena United Service Clubs and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
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Close-up of Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, and 4 attendants on the back of the "Firebird" float, against the domed Russian mosques (the 6 attendants were Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts).
Float showing a wedding day in an early California mission with participants costumed as a bride and groom, a priest, Indians, Spanish caballeros and damas, placed around an adobe-style chapel. The float was entered by the city of Laguna Beach. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
A rose arbor themed float at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd. The float was entered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
About 9 bagpipers and 3 drummers in kilts and sporrans marching in Tournament of Roses parade, with crowd in background. The band is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.