The pomp-and-circumstance has been going on for a little over 75 years. First established back in 1928, the Hollywood Christmas parade is billed as “the largest celebrity parade in the world!” In their time, Mary Pickford, Natalie Wood, Eddie Cantor and the Three Stooges all rode in the parade.
This year, sitting proudly atop “The Way to Happiness” float, their newly appointed international spokesperson, Nancy Cartwright, smiled and waved her way through the streets of Hollywood for the mile-and-a-half course. Several hundred thousand people attend each year, sitting along Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.
Nancy apparently practiced the “beauty queen” wave and by the time the parade started, she was ready to go. It was broadcast Live on KTLA and continues being re-run throughout the month of December, across the country.
Says Nancy, “The parade has been a Hollywood tradition for so long that it has become a staple of the holiday diet. It is an honor to be a part of it.”