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Classic Hollywood's Leading Ladies Wish You A Merry Christmas (Photos)

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Nowadays gossip rags get their fill of Christmassy celebrity photos from paparazzi and Instagram. But let's return to a simpler time when the major studios had a tight grip on the images of actresses under contract. Studios had them pose for holiday-themed Christmas photos between films that ranged from cheesy to sexy to downright awkward (we're looking at you, Joan Crawford).

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