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Happy Holidays from The Herald!

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Collection,
The "little angels" from the Los Angeles Orphange

It's that time of year again, when we reflect on Peace On Earth and Good Will.  Even the Herald-Express managed to take a break, albeit brief, from violence, heartbreak, scandal and disaster to acknowledge the Season and send Angelenos a message of Good Cheer.  Here are just a few XmasTidings courtesy of The Herald-Express, culled from the LAPL Photo Collection.  See if you can spot some celebrities, after all, it is Tinsel Town.

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello do their part for the Christmas Seals fundraising drive, December 10, 1952. Herald-Examiner Collection, order # 00051508.

The holdiays come alive at Compton Boulevard and Alameda, December 18, 1954.  Herald-Examiner Collection, order #00047524

Marilyn Monroe brings a barrelful of glamour to the Toys For Tots campaign, and also to the Marines. Herald-Examiner Collection, order #00033850

Judy Garland lends her star quality to the Christmas Seals Campaign, December 22, 1953. Herald-Examiner Collection, order #00106693

Herald-Express staff sing carols at Port of Embarkation Hospital in Torrance to the wounded soldiers returning from World War II. Herald-Examiner Collection, #00033775

Preparations for the Christmas celebration at the Hollywood Canteen in 1945 included, from left, Shelly Winters, Lynn Merick, Maxine Fife, Leslie Brooks, Santa Claus (Eddie Cantor) and the servicemen they will be entertaining.  Herald Examiner Colelction, order #00059753.

Actress Joan Leslie shares the rocket ship float with Santa Claus in the Hollywood Santa Claus Parade, November 21, 1940. Herald-Examiner Collection, order #00041015.