Friday, October 28, 2011

Vintage Photo Friday

Venice Beach, California, 1936
photo courtesy of L.A. Public Library Photo Archives

I've been reading about the history of Venice Beach. It seems that there have always been special events scheduled for this beach community, ever since it became a tourist attraction in 1905, engineered by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney. One of the major events, prior to World War II was the Venice Mardi Gras. The notation accompanying this photo in the L.A. Public Library Photo Archives says that this masked woman may be part of the Venice Mermaid Mardi Gras, 1936!
Halloween is this coming Monday. There are lots of Halloween parties, parades and festivals to attend this weekend in the L.A. area. Have you prepared your costume yet?
We celebrated Halloween early last night at the West Hollywood Stitch 'n Bitch, Original Farmers Market. This year's theme was Fairy Tales. There were three categories for prizes: Best costume/Fairy Tale; Best Costume/Yarny; Best Costume/Overall. I was just too busy this year to be very creative in yarn or the special category, so I put together a Sophisticated Kitty outfit. We had a great time. To see more photos and the contest winners, check out my Facebook album.

Happy Halloween.....Meowwww!

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