Two marching men carrying the banner announcing the Pasadena Elks marching band with trombone players in the band just visible behind them on the left. They are marching at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
A Tournament of the Roses parade float with a European theme (probably the entry from Czechoslovakia). The participant furthest to the left is wearing a traditional Eastern-European dress, while the three participants to the right of the float are wearing gowns. The float is decorated with palms and other various foliage, and a two-dimensional sun is suspended within an arch flanked by monumental vases of flowers.
Seen from the back, a procession lead by man carrying a flag, followed by a conquistador, a monk, and soldiers in the parade for the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. Signs on commercial buildings read: "Pelch & Blauvelt Cigars," "Blue Bird Cafe."
Article by Marylouise Gates entitled “A Festive Crowd at the Bowl’s 60th Opening” appeared in the July 19, 1981 issue of the Los Angeles Times. This photo dates from the coverage of that event but does not appear in print.
"King of Flowers" float entered by the Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona. "LA County Fair" is written in flowers on the side of the float. The float is drawn by 6 Norman horses from the Kellogg School of Animal Husbandry. The float was photographed on a side street on or near Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the parade.
Rufus B. Von KleinSmid, in academic gown, speaking at a ceremony at University of Southern California, with audience, some in caps and gowns, some in coats and jackets, standing at right, with Trojan statue in background
View of the "Dream in a Bed of Roses" float with float rider Marjorie Douville seated on large, curtained floral bed flanked by tall vases with long-stemmed roses. The float was entered by the city and county of San Francisco. The Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. is visible behind the float on the left.
View of the float rendering the myth of Bellerophon slaying the Chimera, at the front, with Pegasus looking on from a hill, with 2 visible maidens in gowns seated against a sunrise and the back of the float (Lydette Everard, Georgette Blanc and Carol Glass were on the float). The float was entered by the General Petroleum Corporation and was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole on the far right.
"Underneath the Mellow Moon" float with a gondola with passengers, Nona Rybold and Ethel Kreuter, holding parasols seated at either end and "San Francisco" represented in flowers on the base. The float was designed by San Francisco area artist Rudolph G. Theurkauf.
Large model of Rotary Club emblem, decorated with fruit, under construction, with 3 men working on it, reading: Rotary International, Service Above Self, Alhambra Rotary Club, in exhibition hall with other displays in background
Float with floral sign reading "Chamber of Commerce" in the Tournament of Roses Parade. On each corner of the float is a pergola column surmounted by a floral bouquet. There is a large, open crown in the center and there are 5 women in costume and one male driver. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
Boys carrying block letters announcing the start of the Loyalty Day parade, followed by 2 automobiles and a marching band on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Signs on commercial buildings read "Printing," "Trade Printing Co.," "Cherokee," "Law Printing," "American Type," and "The Koneta Rooms." A few spectators watch from the sidewalks.
Jeannette Warren, in sleeveless gown with large lace ruff at neck, satin bodice, lace overskirt, and long lace glove. The show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
"Hiawatha's wooing" float with a full-sized tepee and Hiawatha (Richard Young), Minnehaha (Margaret Lalone), arrow maker (R. Cawkins) and three children dressed as Indian youngsters. The float was entered by the city of Sierra Madre. The float is at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, September 10, 1932, Gen. Sherman’s Career Closes, Death Puts End to Labors of Pioneer Developer, Activities Important Factor in Rise of Los Angeles, Funeral Services Will Be Monday at 2 p.m.
The "Germany" float features a log cabin emitting a wisp of smoke in front of the Schwarzwald--the Black Forest. A ski jumper (Russell Mercer) and bob-sledress (Esther May Muhleman) represent the German Youth Movement (Freideutsche Jugend). The float was designed by Georgia Josephine Chobe and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.