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Lian Goes Rose

Lian Goes Rose
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As we were unable to attend, Hometown Pasadena extends heartfelt thanks to Lian Dolan for sharing her 2016 Rose Parade pictures. Enjoy!   ~~~   Lian Dolan is a writer and broadcaster. You can find her podcast Satellite Sisters at SatelliteSisters.com. Her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, an L. A. Times bestseller for over a […]

“Find Your Adventure”

“Find Your Adventure”

The theme for the 127th Rose Parade on January 1, 2016, is “Find Your Adventure” and has 44 float entries with the addition of floats representing the two teams—Stanford and Iowa—playing in the Rose Bowl Game. Documentarian Ken Burns is the 2016 Grand Marshal. From his Academy Award-nominated films Brooklyn Bridge (1981) and The Statue […]

Mystery History No. 32

Mystery History No. 32

Where are we? What’s happening? In the 1923 photo, right, a couple looks at a brand new car that would be raffled off for 50¢ a ticket during a Pasadena Elks Lodge carnival at the then-vast Tournament Park. I don’t know the make or model of the car. Anybody? The carnival included rides, a sideshow… […]

Zamperini to Lead the Rose Parade

Zamperini to Lead the Rose Parade

Louis Zamperini, who’s life and trials are the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, has been chosen to be the Grand Marshall for the 126th Rose Parade. We can’t think of a better choice—and, not a moment too soon. On January 26, 2015, Zamperini will turn 98 years old. Louie started smoking at five years old, […]

125th Rose Parade

125th Rose Parade

Forty-five floats, six rose princesses, a queen named Ana, and an icon named Scully. It’s time for the 125th Rose Parade, Wednesday, January 1st at 8 a.m. Cal Poly, La Cañada, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena will have local, self-built floats reflecting this year’s “Dreams Come True” theme. The local cities of Alhambra and Glendale will […]

Float of Hope

Float of Hope

City of Hope will exhibit its 40th float in this year’s Rose Parade on Wednesday, the 1st of January. If you’ve never had a chance to get up close and personal, consider signing up for a shift to help decorate their float, which is called “Turning Hopes and Dreams into Reality.” Inspired by the wishing trees […]

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

A wife screams through the phone, “If you hang up on me, I’m going to kill myself.” The husband does not hang up, but a severe storm cuts the phone lines. The husband tells a friend, “I think my wife just committed suicide.” Such is the one of many story lines in the life of […]

Mystery History No. 18

Mystery History No. 18

What’s happening here? With apologies for the morbidity, in the photo to the right, City of Pasadena public safety personnel look over the rubble left behind after a grandstand collapsed during the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 1926. Eight spectators died. It was a terrible tragedy that, thanks to resulting regulations for careful construction and inspection […]

Parade! Parade!

Parade! Parade!

Are you going to the 124th Tournament of Roses parade or do you avoid Old Pasadena like the plague? Do you still enjoy watching the parade on television or do you tape it so you can fast forward through the three-hour telecast? Do you have any plans to see the floats up close and personal […]

Rose Bowl Float Viewing

Rose Bowl Float Viewing

A favorite holiday activity that is almost better than the Tournament of Roses Parade, is strolling around, viewing, ooh and aahing, marveling, inhaling, and snapping pics of the Tournament of Roses floats before their big day. Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2013 Rose Parade presented by Honda. […]

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