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[Santa Claus Lane Christmas parade, Los Angeles, California, November 1950]

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[Santa Claus Lane Christmas parade, Los Angeles, California, November 1950]
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photograph | negative


Hollywood, Calif., November 1950

(96.267.86)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

9 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

21 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, December 20, 1950.

Various images of the annual Santa Claus Lane Xmas parade along Hollywood Boulevard, officially started the Christmas season, in Los Angeles, California, November 1950. Includes celebrities, actors, particularly from television shows, and musicians of the day on parade floats.
1P and 22N: $64.00 question parade Float with Jack Paar.
2P and 16N: Spike Jones and the City Slickers marching and playing in long underwear in the distance in front of the Pantages theater.
3P and 12N: Santa Claus and girl waving from float with sign, "NBC's Phil Harris" ; Harris not visible.
4P and 13N: Dangerous Assignment float featuring Brian Donley with Betty Lou Gerson sitting in front of a gate and lamppost.
5P and 29N: Hedda Hopper helping Dorothy Lamour with ribbon cutting, the official start of Christmas season. Left to right: second from left, Dorothy Lamour; Heddy Hopper, movie critique; Dennis Day; Police Chief Parker.
6P and 14N: Santa Claus float with sign, "NBC's Phil Harris and Alice Faye"; Harris, Faye, little girl and Santa sit in sleigh.
7P and 17N: Young men and women waving from float.
8P and 18N: Dorothy Lamour ribbon cutting, the official start of Christmas season. Left to right: second from left, Dorothy Lamour; Heddy Hopper, movie critique; Dennis Day; Police Chief Parker in background.
9P and 15N: Choir walking on street.
10N: Phil Harris and Santa Claus talking into microphones in a sled atop the Santa's workshop float.
11N: Dorothy Lamour waving from her NBC Variety Theater float.
19N: Policeman on motorcycle leading car and marching band in front of the Pantages theater.
20N: You bet your life float featuring Groucho Marx with 2 children.
21N: Marching band led by baton twirlers and cheerleaders dressed as cowgirls. Pep boys auto supplies sign in background.
23N: Blondie starring Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake parade float.
24N:. Woman dressed as angel on "Peace on Earth" float. (Published)
25N: Woman dressed as angel surrounded by child angels and men dressed as shepards on Peace on Earth float.
26N: Hedda Hopper Show float with woman in white standing behind seated older man, boy and girl waving. Pantages theater in background.
27N: "The Harris-Faye Show" parade float with two men, a little girl and a woman sitting in chairs and a little girl sitting on the ground in front of a facade of a white building and a decorated Christmas tree.
30N: Phil Harris waving from sled of "NBC's Phil Harris and Alice Faye" parade float with four artificial reindeer leaping above a scene of houses.
28N: Fibber McGhee and Molly with the King's Men on sled float. (Published)

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Santa Claus Lane Xmas Parade.

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