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Is it the launching of the second USS Pasadena, in December of 1943 in Quincy, Mass.? The lady breaking the Champagne bottle would most likely be Mrs. C.G. Wopschall, who, according to Wikipedia, sponsored the ship.
PETA attacking the little old lady from Pasadena for wearing a dead duck atop her head and dead animals on her back
I'm with you there, PA, though I think she's wearing the very last carrier pigeon and the final grizzly bear of the San Gabriels.
I think PA might be right, but if now, how about someone Christening the power plant on Glen Arm and Fair Oaks.
Mrs. Pennington-Smythe, gracious San Marino socialite, once lived in pre-WWI Paris as an abstract painter known simply as Nadja. For a charity exhibition in Pasadena, she kindly exhibited her technique – the one later adapted by protégée (and, rumor has it, lover) Jackson Pollack.
I best keep quiet. Not a bark from me.
Does one really christen a ship in fur? I'm so practical. I wouldn't want to get champagne on my expensive coat because of the dry cleaning bill.As Mrs. Wopschall was pre-politically correct, I concede to JM.
The luanching of the airship Pasadena on it's first flight to L.A.?
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