Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Wishes Golden Age Hollywood Stars Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

1938 Holiday Greetings from Carole Lombard, Cecil B. DeMille, Gary Cooper, Ginger Rogers, Will Hay, Stanley Lupino, George Formby

 "Season's Greetings from The Thin Man and Family"
aka Nick and Nora Charles, Nick Jr and Asta
William Powell and Myrna Loy

MGM Stars wishing you a Merry Christmas 1921:
Bert Lytell, Viola Dana, May Allison, Alice Lake, Ina Claire, Buster Keaton

1923, silent movie star,  actress Shirley Mason's audio greeting Christmas in Hollywood

1924 Paramount Stars wish you a Merry Christmas. 
Left to right: Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Lillian Rich, Vera Reynolds, Rod LaRocque, Betty Compson, Ernest Torrence, Jane Winton, Raymond Hatton, Mary Brian, Agnes Ayres, Betty Bronson, Constance Bennett and Esther Ralston. 
"They are all busy at the West Coast Studios."

Joan Crawford audio/radio Christmas message

Christmas Card featuring Katharine Hepburn in Little Women
Every good wish for 1921 from Silent film star Harrison Ford

Christmas Parade of Stars 1960 

Best Wishes from Houdini
Yuletide Greetings from
Harold Lloyd

Santa George Burns and Gracie Allen

Merry Christmas from Douglas Fairbanks 1919

Christmas clips with a song

A Christmas Lullaby by Cary Grant

Merry Christmas from John Wayne and Bob Hope 1976

The stars speak for charities at Christmastime:

Clark Gable for Christmas Seals:

Doris Day - Christmas Message for Toys for Tots 1954

Jack Webb for Christmas Seals

James Coburn for Christmas Seals

Joan Crawford for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Greetings from Will H. Hays  1924

"Greetings! With a proper feeling of gratification for what has been accomplished during the year now drawing to a close, but with much greater feeling of gratitude to the public which has made our accomplishments possible by its encouragement and support, the motion picture industry looks forward hopefully to the beginning of another year of opportunity to serve you. 

"During the twelve months now ending more really fine motion pictures have been produced and exhibited than ever before in the history of this form of entertainment. Of that fact we are proud. The success of 1924, however is but the urge for larger accomplishments in 1925.

"To all the men and women of the industry who have given their sincerest efforts to this great service of providing the public with its most popular form of entertainment, I offer my thanks and my most genuine good wishes that their Christmas may be happy and their New Year be one of attainment and the rewards that attainment brings."
Will H. Hays (above)

Related Pages of Interest: 

Watch favorite old holiday-themed television episodes

A Christmas Wish: Kermit the Frog and John Denver

Charles Boyer receives The Gift at Christmas, parents and grown children

Harrison Ford, Strong, Silent Movie Star

Five child photography tips 

Dirty Business, Film Censorship in the early days of cinema 

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