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The Tournament Of Roses Parade: A Heritage to Celebrate

Program Number: 10515RJ
Start and End Dates:
12/28/2012 - 1/2/2013; 12/28/2014 - 1/2/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Los Angeles, California
Price starting at: $998.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Holidays Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

New Year’s Eve belongs to Times Square but New Year’s Day is all California’s and Pasadena’s with the Tournament of Roses Parade! Welcome the new year and celebrate Road Scholar’s 40th anniversary by attending the annual Rose Parade and delight in the tradition and pageantry of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands.




Highlights

• Learn the fascinating history of the parade from a Tournament of Roses insider and hear from a past Rose Queen about her reign.
• Attend Bandfest to watch and listen to prize-winning bands performing field shows.
• Become a part of the spectacle as you help decorate one of the elaborate Rose Parade floats, attend the parade itself and view floats up close at the Post Parade.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile per day. Climbing stadium/bleacher stairs and sitting on bleacher seats without backs. Standing for several hours while working on floats.



One of our most popular events, this program is limited to 300 participants, with many activities divided into smaller groups. You may also be interested in our Family program, The Tournament Of Roses Parade: A Family Celebration (#21708).



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Los Angeles

The cosmopolitan heart of Southern California, L.A. shimmers with diverse cultures and unparalleled glamour, but the “City of Angels” indulges more than fantasy. Its cultural institutions are world-class, from the Getty Museum to the Philharmonic, and top-ranking schools like UCLA and USC contribute to its renown as a first-rate center of learning.



Accommodations
Full-service hotel in the central San Fernando Valley.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Tommy Cairns

Dr. Tommy Cairns is an internationally renowned rose expert and an award-winning rose exhibitor. He’s a frequent judge at international rose shows and has served as a Tournament of Roses Parade judge and also as the judges’ instructor for that organization. Tommy is the author of “The Ultimate Rose Book” and a current editor of World Rose News. At his Studio City home, the Scottish-born Cairns enjoys almost 1,000 rose bushes, which he competitively exhibits on an international level.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
  Woodland Hills, California 5 nights
 Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: This full-service, 15-story hotel is located within Warner Center in Woodland Hills. The Hilton Woodland Hills hotel offers modern amenities in the warm, Southern-California climate and is situated near major Los Angeles attractions including Universal Studios, The Getty Center, Malibu Beach and Hollywood. Its 326 guestrooms are the largest in the area. The hotel is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, entertainment venues, and premier shopping including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's.
  Contact info: 6360 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 USA
phone: 818-595-1000
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BURWCHF-Hilton-Woodland-Hills-Los-Angeles-California/index.do
  Room amenities: Large, classically appointed guest rooms measure over 300 sq. ft. and feature cherry furniture; 37" LCD HDTV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies; Hilton Alarm Clock Radio with MP3 connection; work-size desk with ergonomic chair; and two-line speakerphones with voicemail. Rooms feature pillow-top mattress, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows and soft sheets. Other guestroom amenities include a coffee maker with complimentary Lavazza coffee, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and daily newspaper delivery. 800 and calling-card phone calls are free. Room accommodates up to four guests (with rollaway bed). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available throughout the hotel and guests rooms for a daily fee. Road Scholar participants who request this service will be charged a discounted rate of $5.00 per day per room. You may sign up for wireless internet service at the front desk upon check-in or at any time during your stay. You will receive a special password for your device(s) and your credit card will be charged the appropriate fees upon check-out.
  Facility amenities: The hotel provides guests with complimentary access to its Fitness Center by Precor located on the 3rd floor of the hotel; a business center with free computer and high-speed Internet access; ATM; baggage storage; bell service; dry cleaning service; gift shop; Guest Activity Desk; ice/vending machines; on-site convenience store; valet parking; safety deposit box at the front desk (not in room); and shuttle service. The hotel features the Brasserie Restaurant for a casual atmosphere in which to savor the fresh flavors of California cuisine and Fitzgerald's Lounge for beverages and entertainment. The Cheesecake Factory and Arnie Morton's Steakhouse, located next door to the hotel, offer additional choices of hearty meals and sweet treats. Room service is also available for private dining. Valet parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Overnight self-parking is available in an adjacent parking structure for $9 per night Friday through Saturday, and $14 per night Sunday through Thursday.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $89/night Call the hotel directly at 818-596-4569 to make a reservation to stay additional nights OR go online to make your own reservations at a special website the Hilton has set up for the Road Scholar Tournament of Roses program: Group Name: TOURNAMENT OF ROSES -- Pre and Post Group Rooms Group Code: TOR122 WEBSITE: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-TOR122-20121226/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Period Covered: Dec 25-28, 2012; and Jan 2-7, 2013 Preferred Rates Start At: $89/Night
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $89/night Call the hotel directly at 818-596-4569 to make a reservation to stay additional nights OR go online to make your own reservations at a special website the Hilton has set up for the Road Scholar Tournament of Roses program: Group Name: TOURNAMENT OF ROSES -- Pre and Post Group Rooms Group Code: TOR122 WEBSITE: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-TOR122-20121226/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Period Covered: Dec 25-28, 2012; and Jan 2-7, 2013 Preferred Rates Start At: $89/Night
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration is between 3:00-5:00PM. Inquire at the front desk for location of registration. You will be staying at Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Please make travel arrangements so you can go on the field trip to “Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats”, an opportunity to see the floats in close detail. Buses return to the hotel at approx 11:00AM. You will be staying at Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. On the enclosed Health & Safety Form, please indicate to us the name of your roommate/traveling companion. Also let us know if you are traveling with other individuals and wish to be assigned a room near them. If you identify your roommate/traveling companions to us, we will be able to assign everyone to the same group. Photo ID
  Parking availability:
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Overnight self-parking is available in an adjacent parking structure for $9 per night Friday through Saturday, and $14 per night Sunday through Thursday.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Woodland Hills, California
  Nearest city or town:  Tarzana and Van Nuys
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  Burbank (Bob Hope International Airport) (BUR)
  From End of Program
  Location: Woodland Hills, California
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

SuperShuttle Discount from LAX to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-224-7767
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$26 p/p with coupon
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Allow 45-60 minutes depending on traffic and time of day 

 

Distance:

 

About 24 miles from LAX to Hilton Woodland Hills

   

Road Scholar has arranged with SuperShuttle to provide a special discount coupon for travel between LAX and the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel. See the SuperShuttle coupon at the back of this packet. Road Scholar participants should make advance reservations by calling (800) 224-7767, identifying themselves as part of the "Road Scholar" group, and providing the special discount code 'LN9QR'. The coupon is good for both ways.

 

SuperShuttle Discount from BUR Airport to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-224-7767
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$20 p/p with coupon
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Allow 20-30 minutes or more depending on traffic and time of day 

 

Distance:

 

14 miles from Burbank Airport to Hilton Woodland Hills

   

Road Scholar has arranged with SuperShuttle to provide a special discount coupon for travel between Burbank Airport and the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel. See the SuperShuttle coupon at the back of this packet. Road Scholar participants should make advance reservations by calling (800) 224-7767, identifying themselves as part of the "Road Scholar" group, and providing the special discount code 'LN9QR'. The coupon is good for both ways.

 

Amtrak/Union Station LA to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
LA Metro
phone: 323-466-3876

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$1.50
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

About one hour 

 

Distance:

 

About 33 miles

   

FROM UNION STATION in LA, one may take the Red Line light rail train to the North Hollywood Station (14 mi./23 min). From there, passengers may transfer to the Orange Line bus which runs on a dedicated bus lane to the stop at 6770 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303 (16 mi./35 min). This stop is about 4 blocks (0.5 miles) from the hotel. The one-way fare is $1.50. For LA bus and rail transit information, call 323.GO.METRO (323-466-3876) or visit www.metro.net/

 

Amtrak/Pacific Surfliner/Chatsworth Station to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
LA Yellow Cab
phone: 800-829-4222

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Estimated at $20-25 one-way. Call for quote.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

About 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

5 miles from Amtrak-Chatsworth Station to the hotel

   

The closest Amtrak station to hotel is 10040 Old Dept Plaza Rd, Chatsworth 91311. This station serves Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner route as well as the nearby Metrolink Ventura County train line (Union Station/LA to East Ventura). FROM AMTRAK CHATSWORTH STATION, best way to hotel is by taxi. Other taxi options: www.ValleyTownCar.com or 818-793-8070; www.LAcitycab.com or 888-248-9222 or 818-780-1000. Visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-872-7245. For LA transit information, visit www.metro.net

 

FlyAway Bus from LAX to Van Nuys Airport to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
LAX FlyAway Bus Service
phone: 866-435-9529

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$7 p/p one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Allow up to 45 minutes or more depending on traffic and time of day. 

 

Distance:

 

24 miles from LAX to Van Nuys Bus Terminal

   

The FlyAway bus is a cheaper way to go from LAX to Van Nuys, near Woodland Hills. The Flyaway bus terminal is located at 7610 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. To get to the Hilton Woodland Hills from there, take a cab or walk 1.5 mi south to the LA Metro Orange Line bus stop at 6380 Woodley Ave./Victory Blvd. Take the westbound Orange Line bus to the stop at 6770 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park. Walk about 4 blocks (0.5 miles) to the hotel. One-way fare is $1.50. For LA transit information, visit www.metro.net/

 
Driving Directions
  From 101 Ventura Freeway North/West to Woodland Hills From the 101 Westbound, take the Canoga Ave exit and turn right onto Canoga Ave upon exiting the freeway. The hotel is located one mile north on Canoga Ave and is on your right.
  From 101 Ventura Freeway South/East to Woodland Hills From the 101 Eastbound, take the Ventura Blvd/Topanga Canyon exit and travel East on Ventura Blvd. Turn left at Canoga Ave. The hotel is located one mile north on Canoga Ave and is on your right.
  From 405 Freeway North to Woodland Hills From the 405 Freeway North, merge onto US 101 North towards Ventura. Go 8 miles and exit at Canoga Ave. Turn right on Canoga Ave and go one mile north. The hotel will be on your right.
  From 405 Freeway South to Woodland Hills From the 405 Freeway South, merge onto 101 North towards Ventura. Go 8 miles and exit at Canoga Ave. Turn left at Canoga Ave. The hotel is located one mile north on Canoga Ave and is on your right
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Independent Arrival/Orientation/Introductions
(Friday, December 28)
   
 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into the Hilton Woodland Hills after 3:00 p.m.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.

 Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning

   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Past Rose Queen/Bandfest
(Saturday, December 29)

Note: Recommended we arrive early for Bandfest since seats are not assigned. Need to stand in line till stadium is opened. To reach seats, need to climb up a flight of stairs and then go down stairs to seats. At Bandfest, our metal bleacher seats have backs. You may bring a stadium cushion since we will be seated for several hours.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CLASS: A former Rose Queen shares her personal story about the Rose Queen selection process and responsibilities.

DVD: "Here Comes the Band" ~ Take a look at how high school bands get into the Rose Parade. Follow the application and selection process and the fundraising activities necessary to support their desire to participate in the ultimate parade.

 Lunch: Lunch at hotel
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP AND PERFORMANCE: Attend Bandfest which features the prizewinning bands of the 2013 Rose Parade performing the field shows that made them famous. See these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action.
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
 Evening: DVD: The Rose Parade: A Pageant for the Ages

Hear the history and experience the magic of Pasadena's annual New Year's Day celebrations while exploring the Royal Court, the colorful marching bands and the beautiful floats.

   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Float Decorating
(Sunday, December 30)

Note: We have agreed to work a minimum of 6 hours (or longer depending upon the float organization) plus a lunch break. Expect to stand while working on floats as directed by float organizers because seating is limited in the float area. Some float decorating will require early morning departure from hotel.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: FIELD TRIP AND HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Day-long float decorating activities

Come and experience the magic of the Rose Parade floats before New Year's Day! Help prepare the materials used to make the floats and decorate some of these magnificent floral floats in their final stages of preparation for the Rose Parade. We will be standing most of the time as we perform whatever tasks are assigned to us by the float decorating organizations.

 Lunch: Lunch at float decoration site
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Getty Villa/New Year's Eve Dinner
(Monday, December 31)

Note: Walking at the Getty Villa on self-guided exploration is on flat, paved surfaces with the exception of a few stairs. There are benches and seats available throughout the site—in the Entry Pavilion, Museum hallways, some galleries, the Outer Peristyle, the Inner Peristyle, the Herb Garden, and the West Belvedere at the end of the Herb Garden, as well as the Outdoor Classical Theater (the 400-seat amphitheater facing the Museum entrance).



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CLASS: How the Floats are Judged

Understand the process, criteria, scoring and significance of the awards.

FIELD TRIP TO THE GETTY VILLA

Oil magnate J. Paul Getty used some of his vast wealth to amass an incredible art and antiquities collection, first displayed in his ranch house on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. In the early 70s, he had a Romanesque villa constructed next to his house to be a permanent museum for his collection. The Malibu Villa, modeled after the partially excavated Villa dei Papiri in Italy, became the home of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1974.

In 1997 the Getty Villa was closed and the collection was relocated to the new hill-top Getty Center in Brentwood (Los Angeles). After a nine-year, $275 million renovation and expansion, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa re-opened as a home to the Museum's Antiquities Collection. The Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater and Stories of the Trojan War, housed within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens.

Explore the museum and grounds on your own or join public tours.

 Lunch: To give you greater flexibility in viewing the Villa collection at your leisure, lunch will be on your own.

The Cafe at the Getty Villa serves casual Mediterranean fare and has indoor and outdoor seating. Menu choices include salads, soups, panini, pizzas, pastas, vegetables, and desserts.

The Coffee Kiosk near the Cafe entrance offers coffee, hot tea, espresso drinks, lemonade, and bottled beverages, as well as grab-and-go items including house-made soup, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and a selection of baked goods, desserts, and ice cream.

 Dinner: New Year's Eve Dinner at hotel
   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Tournament of Roses Parade
(Tuesday, January 1)

Note: Early morning departure from hotel for parade. Climb bleachers to seats. The metal bleacher seats do not have backs. Because the bleacher rows at the Parade are close to each other, seats with backs are discouraged because such seats restrict the leg room for people sitting behind you. You may bring a stadium cushion since we will be seated for several hours.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: FIELD TRIP TO THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE

The 124th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "Oh, the Places You'll Go!", will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at 8 a.m. (PST), featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units. Dr. Jane Goodall will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities.

The 2013 Rose Parade theme encourages us to picture the journey of our lives once untethered from the perceived constraints of convention. One is encouraged to reflect on their passions and to conceive of a plan to make them realities.

Our motor coaches leave the hotel early the morning of the Parade. Our reserved bleacher seats are in front of Pasadena City College at 1570 E. Colorado Ave.

 Lunch: Lunch at hotel
 Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the area on your own, take a nap, watch the Rose Bowl game on TV or watch reruns of the Tournament of Roses Parade on TV with commentary.

Public transportation available to downtown LA.

If you are interested in attending the Rose Bowl Game, you will be responsible for purchasing your own ticket(s) and arranging transportation to the Rose Bowl and back to the hotel after the game.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
 Evening: Evening program
   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Post Parade: Float Viewing/Independent Departure
(Wednesday, January 2)

Note: Early morning departure from hotel for Post Parade. Total round trip walking distance from bus to visit entire Post Parade Float Viewing Area is 2.4 miles. From bus, walk includes 80' elevation loss in first .7 mile. The terrain is level for the next mile of Float Viewing. Return to bus includes 80' elevation gain in last .7 mile. Allow twice as much time to get back up the hill as it takes to go down. Walking distance is determined by interest level and physical ability.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: FIELD TRIP TO THE POST-PARADE SHOWCASE OF FLOATS

After every Rose Parade, the floral masterpieces are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena and exhibited for visitors to walk by and see in close detail the design and workmanship that goes into these floats. Visitors are able to walk almost within arm's reach of the floats and appreciate for themselves the creativity and the imagination of the floral displays. This has been a Pasadena tradition for over 100 years. Don't forget your camera!

 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK OUT: Our program concludes when we return to the hotel at approximately 11:00AM. It is best that you have already checked out of your room and brought luggage down to the front desk. Arrange transportation to the airport in advance via Super Shuttle to both Burbank and LAX. Considering traffic and airport lines, we do not recommend booking your return flight before 2:00 pm.

We hope you have enjoyed our Tournament of Roses program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Woodland Hills, California Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Visit the 'Discover Los Angeles' wesbite to view or order Los Angeles travel guides and to explore a wide range of travel information about the various regions that comprise Los Angeles. LA is a truly global metropolis, a trend-setting city with a fascinating history and a rich cultural heritage. It is second to none when it comes to cultural attractions, whether it’s the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Getty Center or art galleries and urban art. For additional information, visit http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/
  Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 795-9311 or (800) 307-7977

A dynamic city centered in beautiful Southern California, Pasadena is not only the home of the Tournament of Roses Parade, but also a city of discovery – from fine dining and shopping to theaters and art galleries. Pasadena offers the business and recreational traveler a surprising combination of sophisticated charm, culture, history, and fun. For additional information, visit http://www.pasadenacal.com

  Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce
20121 Ventura Blvd. #204

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Hours M-F: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)

Phone: (818) 347-4737, Fax: (818) 347-3321

Write or call the local Chamber of Commerce for more information about the Woodland Hills area and its proximity to major attractions in the greater Los Angeles region. For additional information, visit http://www.woodlandhillscc.net/community_events.html

Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty


Author: J. Paul Getty


Description: While writing his autobiography, Jean Paul Getty - then perhaps the world's richest man - hoped it would be the final verdict on himself, on his many friends and associates, and on his times. Regrettably, it proved to be so: Getty died in 1976 as "As I See It" was going to press. Now reissued with a number of new illustrations, this autobiography introduces the famed tycoon to a new generation of readers. Known largely for his fabled wealth, J. Paul Getty was highly educated, competent in six languages, a world traveller, and a committed collector of art.



Guide to the Getty Villa


Author: J. Paul Getty Trust


Description: This guide presents the full history of the site, as well as that of the ancient structure on which its construction will be based. With over a hundred photos and illustrations, it takes its readers on a tour of the Villa and its gardens, from the new entry court and outdoor theater to the atrium and Museum galleries, including special rooms such as the Basilica, the Hall of Colored Marbles, and the Temple of Herakles.



The Getty Villa


Author: Marion True & Jorge Silvetti


Description: The original Getty Museum, housed in a replica of a Roman Villa on a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of Los Angeles's most treasured landmarks. "The Getty Villa" is a lively history of the Getty Museum, its renowned antiquities collections, and its growth from a small museum in Malibu to its first home in a building designed to replicate the Villa dei Papiri, an ancient Roman villa partially uncovered in Herculaneum. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book includes 250 reproductions of works of art, photographs of both the old and the new Getty Museum, site plans, and architectural elevations.



More Than A Parade: The Spirit and Passion Behind The Pasadena Tournament of Roses


Author: Michael K. Riffey


Description: More Than a Parade is a behind-the-scenes look at Pasadena's famed Tournament of Roses, told by long time Tournament Volunteer and 2004 president Michael K. Riffey. Riffey shares stories of the hard work, drama and fun that go in to making the Pasadena Tournament of Roses one of the "gotta see" events on the nation's TV schedule. He introduces you to float designers and builders, parade queens, equestrian units, band members, and an army of sometimes contentious volunteers. USED copies are available through Amazon and other online book sellers.



The Rose Parade: A Pageant for the Ages


Author: Stephanie Edwards & William Shatner


Description: This special one-hour DVD, 'A Pageant for the Ages-The Rose Parade' is hosted by Former Grand Marshal and celebrity William Shatner. In it, the viewers are guided on a fantastic journey through the archives of the Tournament of Roses, exploring the tradition of the Rose Parade as a unique event that has been ringing in the New Year for more than a century. Experience the magic of Pasadena's annual celebration while exploring the Royal Court, the colorful marching bands, and everyone's favorite: the fantastic and awe-inspiring parade floats.



America's New Year Celebration (The Rose Parade & Rose Bowl Game)


Author: Darcy Ellington


Description: This handsome hardcover book captures in beautiful photos and text the remarkable and uniquely Amerian events that are the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. These annual New Year celebrations have woven their way into the fabric of American culture and have become synonymous with the aspirations of the New Year: joy, wonder, beauty, skills, dedication, and hope. This book provides an illuminating history of the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game as well as the City of Pasadena, home of these spectacular events.





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