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ALL IN GOOD FUN
Nothing funny here: I Love Lucy comedy duo and real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz celebrate New Year's Eve together with all the trimmings – and a kiss! – in the 1950s.
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The stunning Rita Hayworth symbolically looks toward the future (1941) as she passes writer Quentin Crisp, who ushers out 1940.
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ALL THAT GLITTERS
She was a sex symbol for the ages, so what better way for Mae West to welcome 1936 than in a satin gown and lots of shining fringe?
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A BEVY OF BEAUTIES
He's not about to complain! Bob Hope celebrates 1942 with a dozen of the Louisiana belles who appeared alongside the comedian and actor in the film Louisiana Purchase.
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LOTS OF HOOP-LA
Now that's a New Year's dress! Actress Joan Crawford is arm-in-arm with her then-husband, actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr., on the way to a party toasting 1931.
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STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT
Triple-threat beauty Debbie Reynolds looks pinup-perfect in a promo portrait for January 1, 1953.
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PEN TO PAPER
Clara Bow – with the hair and pout of a perfect 1920s flapper – holds up a giant card while actor Larry Gray writes a 1925 New Year's message.
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SEALED WITH A KISS
3, 2, 1 ... smooch! Paul Newman and wife Joanne Woodward celebrate one of their more than 50 New Years together with a kiss in Orsay, France, in 1961.
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Talk about one glamorous family! Zsa Zsa Gabor and her equally beautiful sisters, Eva and Magda, play a festive tune on New Year's Day 1954.
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THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT
Caught in the act! Socialite (and mother to Anderson Cooper) Gloria Vanderbilt smiles slyly while mingling with one of her many loves, Frank Sinatra, at New York's Ambassador Hotel on New Year's Eve 1954.
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The talented Judy Garland dances with Sidney Luft (whom she married in 1952) at a New Year's Eve 1951 bash inside N.Y.C.'s Sherry-Netherland Hotel.
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WHITE TIE WONDERS
The kings of Hollywood – Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart – share a laugh on New Year's Eve 1957 over drinks at the Crown Room inside Romanoff's restaurant in Beverly Hills, the era's big hotspot.
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She's bubbling over! Bombshell Jayne Mansfield (aka Mariska Hargitay's mom) shows off her coveted curves while leading the countdown in this New Year's Eve promo from the 1950s.
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CUTE AS A BUTTON
Who let her stay up so late? Child star Shirley Temple is the epitome of adorable in this 1935 New Year's Eve film still.