Depression-era landmarks in Southern California: Pageant of the Masters

<a href="http://foapom.com/"><b>Laguna Beach Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters</b></a>, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, (800) 487-3378<br>
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Back in 1932, community boosters were looking for a way to woo some of the tourists coming west for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.<br>
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Their answer was a festival of the arts, including a “living picture” feature that was soon renamed the Pageant of the Masters.<br>
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Related story: "<a href="http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-sanfrancisco8-2009mar08?parent=san-francisco&type=destinations">Exploring the Depression's artistic legacy in San Francisco</a>"<br>
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<i>A builder matches pose and photo from a past Pageant of the Masters during rehearsals.</i>
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Laguna Beach Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, (800) 487-3378

Back in 1932, community boosters were looking for a way to woo some of the tourists coming west for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Their answer was a festival of the arts, including a “living picture” feature that was soon renamed the Pageant of the Masters.

Related story: "Exploring the Depression's artistic legacy in San Francisco"

A builder matches pose and photo from a past Pageant of the Masters during rehearsals.

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