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Last lick on V. N. float
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated January 1, 1956 reads "Claire Weeks, left, Miss Van Nuys, Dorothy Yoder, center, and Donna Anderson put last minute floral touches to Van Nuys float, 'Fighting Lady,' which is covered by more than 75,000 flowers, before hurrying off to change into brief sailor costumes they wore while riding down Colorado street. Float depicted USS Yorktown, nicknamed Fighting Lady during World War II. They were joined on float by Ann Marie McDonald and Karen Jolley, two other Van Nuys beauties. 'Crew' of Fighting Lady also included five men from U. S. Navy who operated completely mobile unit." The float rode in the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Tournament of Roses
Beauty contestants--California--Pasadena
Parade floats--California--Pasadena
Pasadena (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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