The "Making of the Mission Bells" float features a floral rendition of the San Gabriel Mission at the back of the float with a priest (Raoul de Ramirez), and a forge in the front with a blacksmith (George Gantus), and another man in a cape (Arnoldo de Ramirez) and 4 visible ladies in Spanish dress (there were 5 in all: Norma Dana, Laurita Lugo, Calrito Lugo, Floretta Cortez, and Gracia Didier). The float was entered by the city of San Gabriel and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of the "Sea Serpent" float with 3 women. 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 Venice.
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The "Treasure Ship" float with a Spanish galleon bearing golden gifts; the intended inhabitants of the float were driven away by the rain. 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 Hotel Vista del Arroyo.
Woman in culottes and blouse with buttons, patterned scarf, and dark straw hat, carrying wrap or overskirt of same fabric as outfit, descending stairs from stage, with seated audience left and right. 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.
The children of William F. Gettle, millionaire and kidnapping victim, posing on tricycles for a photograph after their father's safe return. Circa May 15, 1934.William F. Gettle, Beverly Hills millionaire, was kidnapped from the grounds of his Arcadia ranch home during a housewarming party on the eve of May 9th. The kidnapping attracted a great deal of attention in the community, with Mrs. Gettle even addressing the kidnappers through the pages of the Los Angeles Times. The kidnappers demanded a $60,000 ransom for the return of Gettle, which Mrs. Gettle agreed to pay. However, before the ransom was paid, two detectives of the LAPD, Chester Burris and H.P. Gearhardt, broke the case after installing a dictaphone in the home of a bank robbery suspect. Information from the dictaphone led them to a La Crescenta home where Gettle was held. He was returned, unharmed, to his family on the eve of May 14th.
The "Carnation" float features a gigantic milk bottle, nine feet high, constructed of white and cream colored carnations, with a tiny fairy queen seated on top. The float is drawn by a champion 8-horse Percheron team and was entered by the Carnation milk company.