From the Archives: A white Christmas thanks to ice machines

Dec. 25, 1978: After ice machines finish their work, members of the Ricoletti family have a snowball fight.
(Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times)

On Christmas Day, 1978, Paul Ricoletti added snow to his Sherman Oaks home. The original caption in the Dec. 26, 1978, Los Angeles Times reported:

ICE CAPADE – Paul Ricoletti, owner of North Hollywood Ice Co., dedicated this winter scene to daughter Kathy, who was recently hospitalized after a traffic accident and spent Christmas recuperating at home. Ice machines created material for snowball fights by family members.

This post was originally published on Jan. 6, 2017.

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