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