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25 Vintage Photos Of Wild NYE Parties Of The Past

They really knew how to party back then!

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Several couples in London's Piccadilly Circus usher in 1955 with a kiss (Left). Also in 1955, a London couple lock lips as the clock strikes midnight.

Several young women in New York City toast to 1933 (left). One of the giant nets full of balloons waiting to be raised to the ceiling of the Albert Hall, London where the Chelsea Arts Ball was held on New Year's Eve, 1933 (right).

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In case of an air raid during the annual New Year's eve gathering in Times Square, the fire department assigned a number of its trucks and men to the district in 1941.

Crowds gather under a marquee advertising the 1945 film, 'The Stork Club,' at night on Broadway in Times Square, New York City. A mounted police officer laughs in the foreground (left). In this 1942 photo (right), revelers stir up a commotion as the clock strikes midnight.

Swedish screen actress Anita Ekberg laughingly puts a hat of paper streamers on the head of her husband, British actor Anthony Steel, during a New Year's Eve party in1959 (left). Entertainer Henny Youngman prepares for New Years Eve at the Copacabana Club in New York in 1950 (right).

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