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From the Archives: Transfixed by animated Christmas window displays

From the Archives: Transfixed by animated Christmas window displays
December 1949: Two little girls watch the animated Christmas activities in a downtown Los Angeles department store window. (Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times)

This photo by Paul Calvert appeared in the Dec. 12, 1949, Los Angeles Times. The caption reported “children often had a hard time getting through all the adults” similarly transfixed by the displays.

This similar image below, by Calvert, appeared in the Dec. 14, 1950, Los Angeles Times.

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These From the Archives images were previously posted on Dec. 18, 2012, and Dec. 24, 2016.

December 1950: Holiday shoppers watch animated Christmas display in downtown Los Angeles department store window. The window featured a moving Santa Claus, right.
December 1950: Holiday shoppers watch animated Christmas display in downtown Los Angeles department store window. The window featured a moving Santa Claus, right. (Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times)
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