Nov. 7, 1947: Santa Makes Second Appearance in Downtown L.A.

L.A. Times, 1947
imageNote: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project..

You might want to clip and save this for the next time someone complains that the Christmas season comes earlier every year.

Santa was a well-traveled gent in 1947, appearing in downtown Los Angeles the day after Halloween. He arrived in a Bell helicopter at the Owl drugstore at Beverly and La Cienega; on Union Pacific’s City of Los Angeles at Union Station; on an American Airlines DC-3; and on the Navy submarine Sawfish (SS-276).

And the day before Thanksgiving, he appeared in the parade opening Hollywood’s Santa Claus Lane. Stay tuned…..

Quote of the day: MARIHUANA Weed With Roots in Hell Plus “Nite Club Girls.” Continuous from 2 p.m. Adults ONLY!
Mission Theatre, South Broadway at 8th.

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Correction: The Mission Theater was on South Broadway at 42nd.

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2 Responses to Nov. 7, 1947: Santa Makes Second Appearance in Downtown L.A.

  1. Joe Vogel says:

    Whoa, wait! Mission Theatre, South Broadway at 8th? In 1947? There was a Mission Theatre at 838 S. Broadway but it was demolished in the mid-1920s. Is this an unknown aka for the Newsreel, Rialto, or Olympic? Puzzling.

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