Ship amid the smoke in L.A. Harbor that is coming from fires that began when the Markay, an oil tanker owned by the Keystone Tankship Corp., exploded in the wee hours of the morning. The fire was fed by leaking gasoline and threatened at least five terminals in the harbor. At least 22 were injured and 9, possibly 12, people were killed. Damage was estimated at $10,000,000.
View of South Pasadena's float at 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade which depicts the court of Louis XVI (Robert de Golia) and Marie Antoinette (Mary Bellerue) in a garden at Versailles with a peacock at the front, and with 2 ladies in waiting (Jeanette Thompson and Mary Jean Lloyd). The float is guarded by out-walkers costumed as Nubian servants. Winner of sweepstakes award at parade.
Soviet aviators -- Col. Mikhail Gromov, pilot, Maj. Andrei Yumashev, co-pilot, and Capt. Sergei Danilin, navigator -- are welcomed after breaking the nonstop flight record, flying from Moscow and landing in San Jacinto, California, via the North Pole. The trio flew over 6700 miles in 62 hours and 12 minutes. The original plan was for the airplane to land in San Diego, but fog made landing the Russians’ large monoplane on San Diego’s short runways dangerous, and so the crew landed instead in the semi-desert fields surrounding San Jacinto.Pictured are Yumashev, center, and Danilin, right.
Unidentified hearing in courtroom with two men seated at table, one man standing, and possibly testifying as a witness as he reaches for a small figure of a man on the table. Also on the table are small model cars and papers.
Actress Phyllis Brooks at an airfield wearing a fur-lined coat and a fedora, with an airplane visible in the background. Brooks was originally known as the "Ipana Toothpaste Girl," and dated leading men such as Carey Grant and Howard Hughes before marrying a close friend of President John F. Kennedy, Congressman Torbert Macdonald.