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Boy Scouts of America float at the Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, 1939
Date Created and/or Issued
January 2, 1939
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The "Golden Memories of Boyhood" float depicted an old-fashioned schoolhouse. 10-year-old Cub Scout David Levering sits in the back near the flag pole. At the front of the float are J. E. Orton, veteran San Gabriel Scout counselor, 18-year-old Gilbert Kinney, Sea Scout of Aurora Troop No. 10 in Pasadena, and 19-year-old Jim Willott, Eagle Scout of Troop No. 3 in Arcadia.
Different photographs taken on the same occasion appear with the article, "Romance and Fantasy Feature Spectacle," Los Angeles Times, 03 Jan 1939: 3, 12.
Boy Scouts of America's parade float is seen in the front, followed by the University of Southern California float.
The 1939 Tournament of Roses theme was Golden Jubilee to mark the 50th anniversary of the parade. Shirley Temple served as Grand Marshal.
Text from negative sleeve: 15283 Rose Parade 1939
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Parades & processions--California--Pasadena
Floats (Parades)--California--Pasadena
Levering, David
Boy Scouts of America
Tournament of Roses
Kinney, Gilbert, (Gilbert Livingston), 1921-1941
Willott, Jim
Orton, J. E
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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