Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Memories: Holiday Style

Hollywood Blvd, 1940's

We hope each and every one of you are having a wonderful Holiday season. We love the texture of the holidays, the connection to years gone by as we observe our Holiday traditions. There was a time when beautiful decorations were utilized by many of the communities in Southern California.
It seems that some of the most elaborate decorations were in Hollywood, and recently we were fortunate to come across a stash of old Hollywood photos that show some very charming and elaborate decorations, as well as some scenes from old Hollywood Christmas parades. We also found the Eastland Tower made into an atomic Christmas missile, and our own downtown Covina in 1962.

We hope these scenes of days gone by will bring back happy holiday memories of good times with family and friends.

Hollywood, 1946

1949 Roadmaster in 1948 Christmas Parade

1949 Hollywood Christmas Parade

Hollywood Blvd, 1950

Hollywood and Vine, 1950

Streetcar in Inglewood, 1957

Eastland Center's "Christmas Tower", 1957

Our own Downtown Covina, 1962

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