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Video: Check Out Hollywood Boulevard Decked Out for Christmas in the 1940s

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We're kind of crushing on this piece of stock footage from the 1940s showing Hollywood Boulevard decked to the max for Christmas.

Okay, sure, it's a little grainy, but the audio captures the chugging motors of the many vintage cars on the busy roadway, the crosswalks and sidewalks filled with people, and the decorations pack the sides of the boulevard and dangle overhead--it's a pretty impressive spread. Bonus sightings: a Red Car trolley, the rotating "STOP" and "GO" traffic signals, and hats. Lots of hats.