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Hollywood Boulevard lights

Hollywood Boulevard lights

Nov. 28, 1952: A police officer watches traffic on Hollywood Boulevard after holiday lights were turned on, in this photo looking east from McCadden Place.

A short Los Angeles Times article the next morning reported that “Hollywood Blvd. became Christmas Tree Lane last night for another holiday season as Santa Claus rode the length of it, shouting greetings to one and all.”

This image and the story were published on the Times Metro section front. The upper left corner of the print is missing.

2 Comments

  1. December 21, 2011, 2:03 pm

    In those days, they were called "Christmas lights". The "'Holiday'" which inspired the lights actually had a name, imagine that.

    By: albertobrocolli
  2. December 21, 2011, 5:46 pm

    Ohmigod- It was a liquor store! I lived on Cherokee Avenue through the '90's, where the liquor store was later a souvenir store that Mo Collins visited on Mad TV. I'm thinking the beach towel displayed prominently there was a joke?

    By: harpon@att.net

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