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Hollywood Christmas Parade

Big names
BIG NAMES: Bob Hope’s schedule was open in 1978, so he and wife Dolores participated in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his family wave to the crowd during the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2005. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Back in action
BACK IN ACTION: The parade, shown in the early ‘50s, rebounded after being discontinued during World War II. But by the 1960s, the event’s luster and drawing power had faded. (Hollywood Chamber of Commerce)
Regis Philbin, Joy Philbin
A FAIRLY BIG NAME: Regis Philbin and his wife, Joy, wave to spectators at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. One 9-year-old said she did recognize Regis from TV. (Jeff Lewis / AP)
Ron Howard
Ron Howard - with hair - at the 1982 Hollywood Christmas Parade, taken at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce office (Copy photo)
Jimmy Stewart and Betty White - 1987
Jimmy Stewart and Betty White at the 1987 Hollywood Christmas Parade, taken at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce office. (Copy photo)
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood at the 1979 Hollywood Christmas Parade. (Copy Photo)
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan during the Hollywood Christmas Parade in November. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
The Pearl City High School
The Pearl City High School group from Honolulu, Hawaii, prepares to perform in the 72nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Hollywood Christmas Parade
The 73rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featured floats, marching bands, celebrities and other forms of entertainment. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
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