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VJ Day in Hollywood

VJ Day

VJ (victory Japan) day was one of great joy, throughout the country.  From coast to coast, Americans streamed out of ther houses and offices to celebrate the end of the war with Japan. Hollywood was no exception -- whth Hollywood Blvd. being the center of all the joyous revelery. Office workers flooded the street by dancing, singing, hugging other celebrants and stopping all traffic for many hours. Streetcars couldn't move down the tracks and cars were stalled for fear of hitting the happy hollywoodians. Hundreds of photographs were taken by both ordinary citizens as well as professional photographers. Hollywood Blvd. & Vine St. seemed to be the center of most of the revelery -- with paper being thrown from the windows of the three high-rise buildings, making it look like a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

Several photos of VJ Dan, in Hollywood, can be seen on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.

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