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Photos: A Look Back At The Easters Of L.A.'s Past
Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit the bunnies, egg hunts and celebrations of Los Angeles' Easters.
Perhaps some of our former Easter rabbits fell on the creepier side of the uncanny valley than the cutesy side, though it seems we also had a lot of egg hunts where well-dressed children searched for hidden candy.
One photo depicts a teenage girl with a pair of bunnies. According to Los Angeles Public Library Archives, this photo is from the Teen-Age Fair at the Hollywood Palladium in 1964. The girl in the photo is Amanda Levant, the daughter of pianist Oscar Levant. She was working as a hostess that evening for the event. The Teen-Age Fair was a pop culture expo geared towards teens that took place over Spring Break in the '60s.
Another photo depicts Disneyland on Easter in 1962. The caption reads:
Easter activities at Disneyland included ascension of balloon from the movie, 'Around the World in 80 Days.' Balloon is shown rounding the Matterhorn in free flight. Balloonists Peter Pellegrino and Francis Shields rode it to 2000 feet and 45 minutes later were reported landed safely 10 miles away in a Villa Park orange grove.