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  2. I decided that since the upload file size for the site is limited, I would make a quick video of some of my items and up load it to youtube. Going forward I maybe dong this more often. We'll see. Enjoy!
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  4. The Mr. and Mrs. Claus cost $15 dollars at the Goodwill. These are brand new in the box. The "old world" Santa cost me only $5 at a rummage sale! All are in mint working condition!
  5. More to follow....
  6. The same man threw in this great candle for no extra charge. The lamp was part of a different package deal.
  7. Can't forget this little guy...
  8. I have a few pictures I'll be placing here. The first is of a Santa and sleigh blow mold I acquired for only $15. It's brand new and worth so much more. But I'm keeping it.
  9. Santa TJS

    False Beards (1962)

    Looks great, but they missed the adhesive application.
  10. Michael Rielly

    False Beards (1962)

    British Pathé (1962)
  11. I love Jack Skellington!
  12. Jack Skellington came to Disneyland from Halloween Town and decorated the Haunted Mansion with some of his handiwork! See how spirits come out to socialize during the holidays with this ridethrough of the Haunted Mansion Holiday!
  13. 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
  14. Full title reads: "Christmas Parade In New York" New York, United States of America (USA). Various shots of parade through New York. A large inflatable Mickey Mouse (very early looking) is carried through the parade. An inflatable baby is carried, as are several other inflatables. VS of balloons being released. N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. FILM ID:2739.31 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/
  15. Scenes from New York's Christmas parade, sponsored by R. H. Macy and Company, shot from corner of 80th Street. The parade started at 110th and Broadway and ran to 34th Street, site of Macy's Department Store. Floats feature the comic strip Katzenjammer Kids and other comic series of the time. On Thanksgiving morning in 1924, Macy’s department store in New York City held a parade to drum up business and publicity. The theme was Christmas (and shopping for gifts). Store employees dressed in outrageous costumes and walked six miles from Harlem down to the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square, a
  16. The 4th annual R. H. Macy Holiday Parade on 109th street. Although not shown, this is the first year balloon animals were used in the Macy's parade. Scenes include various characters (people in animal masks) parading, floats, bands playing, and general parade views. On Thanksgiving morning in 1924, Macy’s department store in New York City held a parade to drum up business and publicity. The theme was Christmas (and shopping for gifts). Store employees dressed in outrageous costumes and walked six miles from Harlem down to the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square, accompanied by festive float
  17. The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, is a non-profit organization, established in 1937. It is the longest continuously running Santa Claus School in the world. Thomas Valent is the present Dean of the internationally recognized Santa School. The mission of the school is to uphold the traditions and preserve the history of Santa Claus; to provide our students with the necessary resources that allow them to further define and improve their individual presentations of Santa Claus. www.santaclausschool.com The 25th Hour Radio Show www.25thradioshow.com Facebook: The 25th Hou
  18. my son has one more year in school in NYC - we couldn't go up for a visit in 202 due to Covid - hoping we can go up and spend a day enjoying the Christmas sights this year before he graduates
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    • How do You Portray Santa?
      Portraying Santa is acting; it is a characterization of a mythical character.

      Most of us never think of ourselves as actors, but we are. Certain characteristics of Santa Claus have been handed down from one generation to another. The way we dress and conduct ourselves all follow an established pattern.

      Santa Claus is one of the most recognizable characters throughout the world. This came about from the advertising campaign of the Coke Cola Company and the creative painting genius, of Haddon Sundblom. Coke Cola was looking to increase winter sales of its soft drink and hired Sundblom to produce illustrations for prominent magazines. These illustrations appeared during the holiday season from the late 1930s into the early 1970s and set the standard for how Santa should look.

      This characterization of Santa with rosy cheeks, a white beard, handlebar mustache plus a red costume trimmed in white fur is the image most everyone has in their minds. Unconsciously people are going to judge you against that image. If your beard isn’t white or you have a soiled suit it will register with the onlooker.

      By the way, the majority of Sundblom's paintings depict Santa with a Brown Belt and Brown Boots. Not until his later illustrations did he change the color to Black for these items. Within the past few years many costume companies have offered the Coke Cola Suit and it has become very popular. You can tell it by the large buttons and absence of fur down the front of the jacket.

      No matter how you portray Santa, be it home visits, schools, churches, parades, corporate events, malls, hospitals we all make an entrance and an impression! The initial impression we make determines if our client will ask us to return.

      The 5 Second Rule

      I have a theory: When you enter the presence of your audience you have about 5 seconds to make people believe you are the real Santa.
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