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Oct. 1, 1935: Sitting in the back seat of a convertible in front of the presidential train at Central Station in downtown Los Angeles are, from left, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw. The first lady is holding a bouquet of roses. The automobile is surrounded by security men. This photo was published in the Oct. 2, 1935, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Oct. 1, 1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt holds a replica of the "Spirit of the CCC" sculpture at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Griffith Park. The replica had just been handed to him by the camp's commander, Captain Lyston S. Black, left, on the occasion of the unveiling of the statue by sculptor John Palo-Kangas. Eleanor Roosevelt is visible on the right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Oct. 1, 1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the back of their train at Central Station in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Oct. 1, 1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's car, in upper left of photo, is driven on a walkway at the University of Southern California so he can receive an honorary degree. FDR is sitting next to Eleanor Roosevelt, who is standing. This photo was published in the Oct. 2, 1935, Los Angeles Times.

Oct. 1, 1935: A crowd of 18,000 people fill the Hollywood Bowl to hear a speech by Eleanor Roosevelt on behalf of the National Women's Committee for the Mobilization for Human Needs. This photo was published in the Oct. 2, 1935, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Oct. 1, 1935: Eleanor Roosevelt addresses a crowd of 18,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl. A similar photo was published in the Oct. 2, 1935, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Oct. 1, 1935: Photographers cover Eleanor Roosevelt's speech at the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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On Sept. 30, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a major speech during the Hoover Dam dedication. The following day, he and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in Los Angeles.

Chaplin Hall reported in the Oct. 2, 1935, edition of the Los Angeles Times:

President Roosevelt came to Los Angeles yesterday and carried the city by an overwhelming majority.

It was a courtesy vote. “I’m real pleased to see you,” said Miss Los Angeles. “And I’m right glad to be here,” replied the President, turning on his celebrated smile.

Politics were adjourned while 250,000 citizens paid homage to the title-holder of the world’s greatest office. ….

The whirlwind day included a tour of Los Angeles (see map below), including stops at the Coliseum and the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Griffith Park. The first lady gave a speech at the Hollywood Bowl.

On Oct. 2, 1935, the Roosevelts were in San Diego.

Map published in the Oct. 1, 1935, edition of the Los Angeles Times showing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s route for his tour of the city. Credit: ProQuest

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1 Comment

  1. February 13, 2015, 4:21 pm

    It's a wonder the Times published photos of FDR – weren't they really far right back then?

    By: tallahto@hotmail.com

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