Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Tournament of Roses’

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Royal Tea Party

Royal Tea Party
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Is your little girl into being a princess? Maybe she’d like to meet some real ones… Future kings, queens, princes, and princesses, come dressed in your finery for a very special visit from the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court, who will share their favorite princess stories and recent Tournament experiences. Bring a camera, your […]

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, […]

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Lansing and Katherine Beach met in France during World War One. When they returned in 1927 to Pasadena, they built a Norman-style house “as a reminder of their courtship.” Beach House has recently become a designated landmark and will be one of four homes on Pasadena Heritage‘s “Remarkable Historic Homes” tour on March 30th. Included […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

For every take out order placed from November 1st through December 1st, The Spot Gourmet, a Glendale caterer, will be donating $5 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. TSG has already pledged $1,000 (which will provide 4,000 meals) to their “Take Out Hunger” drive. For Thanksgiving, The Spot Gourmet offers a traditional menu as well […]

Dr. Seuss & the Royal Court

Dr. Seuss & the Royal Court

The Tournament of Roses‘ seven members of the Royal Court of 2013 have been announced. In the next few months, these young women won’t have a moment to breathe, but will hopefully have the time of their lives as they attend over 150 community functions culminating with the 124th Rose Parade, which will be held […]

Come Join the Parade!

Come Join the Parade!

There’s nothing like sitting in the front row—feet on the pavement, Norton Simon at your backside, picture-blue day, it’s 7:45 in the morning and you’ve already been up for three hours! It must be time for the Rose Parade. In case you missed it—in case you slept in, had a nice leisurely breakfast, read the […]

Where Floats Once Mixed With Electric Guitars

Where Floats Once Mixed With Electric Guitars

Since 1964, the drab warehouse at 835 S. Raymond Avenue has served as one of several float-decorating venues for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. From 1969-70, it also rang with the guitars of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and other bands. Though neither aesthetically nor acoustically impressive, in one year the Rose Palace presented a […]

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