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Easter Matching

This slide isn’t about the green couch that matches the green wall, the couch legs that match the wood floor or sisters in their matching Easter ensembles. This slide is about what would happen if a baby doll and a bunny rabbit had twins and dressed them alike!

Here’s to baby bunny dolls, dressing alike for Easter and YOU!

HAPPY EASTER!

Charles Phoenix
Los Angeles
April 11, 2011

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Helen at Watts Towers, Los Angeles, California 1959 (Kodak Ektachrome)

Recognize Helen? Those of you who have seen my Retro Southern California Slide Show you may recall her posing in front of a mint green, satin-finish shower in a sexy semi-see-thru nightie. Here she is again, this time sporting stripes, in front of my all-time, no-question-about-it favorite place in all of Southern California, the Watts Towers.

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Fremont Street, Las Vegas

A '57 Chevy convertible, ’55 Buick and ’57 Dodge drive down the Main Street USA of Las Vegasland. A ’58 Edsel, with that famous horse collar grille, is parked on the left. Yes, just like downtown Los Angeles, Las Vegas reminds me of Disneyland.

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Los Angeles City Hall Sidewalk, 1959

Blue jean clad second and third grade Glassell Park Elementary School students board a big yellow school bus in front of City Hall. They’re on a Field Trip. How fun! In the background on the left is the Los Angeles Times building. It still stands. The Sunkist Building is on the right. It was bulldozed about 1969. Chances are the school bus is still in service

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Mashall Field Window

Paisley prints, palm fronds, wicker monkeys and a shirt-waist dressed mannequin having a moment with a banana. And why not? Bananas are good, and good for us! Bananas on an overflowing bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, frozen bananas, banana splits, Banana’s Foster (a flaming dessert created in New Orleans in 1951), and banana pudding - all Americana classics!

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