Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mystery History


Where are we? And what's happening?

The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize!

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.

8 comments:

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

raising or repairing or erecting the war memorial on the corner of colorado and orange grove next to tbe Norton Simon Museum

Bellis said...

I expect PA is right - but those two guys on the left look like movie stars, don't they? Love the uniform!

Cafe Observer said...

If u dunno the answer - speak with authority - as if you do know.

As you can tell, this is not the final answer!

mike salazar said...

Looks like it's the Orange Grove/Colorado Memorial Flagpole, coming down from the traffic circle, as the city is getting ready to build a version of the Colorado Boulevard extension west, and relocate the Flagpole to the N/E corner of Carmelita Park? Looks like a photo-op moment for the Pasadena Star (or was it the Star-News by then?).

Petrea said...

The Goodhue Flagpole was dedicated in 1927 but this photo was taken later, when the flagpole was moved to the corner where it stands now. They moved it because in its original location, in the middle of the intersection at Orange Grove and Colorado, it was considered a traffic hazard.

If I'm right about this I don't get to win; it's only a detail based on PA's clue.

House of Havisham Pasadena Podcast said...

Easy one. That's Jeff Goldblum, and Warren Beatty (dressed in cop costume) helping out Julia Child's dad and little brother McWilliamses.

This is when an alien spacecraft accidentally ricocheted off Mr. McWilliamses's DeSoto and had to be gently lifted off Mrs. McWilliams.

It's now on display in the JPL Hall of Oddities: Area 51?, La Canada.

Margaret said...

I don't know, but I'm thinking this looks like a case for Dick Tracy.

altadenahiker said...

James Dean plowed into a city monument. Fortunately, Captain Stuebing was on hand to tie some knots. Eric Estrada and Mannix offer advice.