Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween in Los Angeles - 1920s Part Two

Halloween 1922 - Venice is still going all out for Halloween. This year's 'Spooks Frolics' featured pumpkin lanterns, corn stalks, hobgoblins, yama yama girls, madcap musicians and revelers engaging in all sorts of 'weird and startling dances, special music settings and electrical effects.'

Halloween 1923 - Venice's celebration this year is called Black Magic at Midnight and 'bubbling cauldrons send forth mystic vapors which will materialize and take on the shapes of bats, gnomes, spooks and elves.' To all Halloween celebrants the Chief of Police warns that the destruction of property, and the placing of explosions are car tracks, will not be tolerated.