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Photos: When Los Angeles Celebrated New Year's Eve In Style

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As you prep and plan to ring in 2017, here are memories of New Year's Eve in a bygone Los Angeles. Take a gander through the past, from the epic 1950s fêtes at the late, great Ambassador Hotel's Cocoanut Grove, to some serious late '60s wilding out on the Sunset Strip.

Still trying to figure out your own New Year's Eve plans? Here's a roundup of 18 things to do this New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.

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