01 Jan '16, 1am

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That’s the first ever queen of the Tournament of Roses, Hallie Woods, with her royal court in 1905. In 1948, The Times caught up with her: “There weren’t so many people present,” she was quoted as saying. “No automobiles, no movie cameras, no dreams of fame and a career. “But it was a big thrill to me. I think it will always be.” Read the rest: First ‘Rose Queen’ Says It Was Thrill (And don’t miss the story’s ending; it’s got a lovely little flourish.) For this year’s festivities, here’s everything you need to know. – Matt Ballinger Photo: Hallie Woods, shown here with her court in 1905, will forever hold the honor of being the first rose queen. Credit: Graham Barclay / Tournament of Roses Archives

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