Friday, February 1, 2013

The 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade

The City of Santa Barbara float in the 1938 parade.
On Jan. 1, 1938 the 49th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade was held in downtown Pasadena, California. The procession preceded the game between Alabama and California in the Rose Bowl. Below is a short home movie of the parade and, after the jump, there are a collection of photos of various floats.

video



The Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs float. This was the
first entry by Walt Disney Productions in the annual parade.





After the parade. Notice the Alabama banner above the streetcar.

2 comments:

  1. As I remember, part of the parade route was diverted to California St. out of consideration for the churches on Colorado. Jan. 1st was a Sunday.

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  2. My comment applied to 1939. Sorry.

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