The Pageant of Jewels during La Fiesta de las Flores, 1931
N.p. N.p., 1931. Vintage photograph of Hollywood producer Darryl Zanuck along with actors Harold Lloyd, Douglas Fairbanks, Snowy Baker, and Ray Griffith at the "Pageant of Jewels" in Los Angeles in 1931. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the provenance stamp of collector Lester Glassner.
Los Angeles' annual festival, "La Fiesta de las Flores," was extended for a week in honor of the sesquicentennial of the founding of the city, and included parades, a rodeo, a Spanish barbecue, a carnival, an air show, and more. The film industry, especially desirous to contribute, created a special "electrical parade" and hosted festivities at the Coliseum on the final night of the spectacular. Harold Lloyd presided as grand marshal over the night's honors, attended and presented by a virtual cavalcade of contemporary stars riding on elegant floats and automobiles, including Fairbanks and Zanuck, who performed in short sports displays. The event was broadcast live on the radio,
10 x 8 inches. Very Good, with chipping at the corners and the top margin.
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