Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Christmas Partiers ….

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Lois Ann Ray 2_Ret_SFW_19 Dec 12

I do not know who these girls are, but as dressed-up as they are, they might be ready for their dates to pick them up for the Noel Dance that was held in Pensacola for forty or so years.  A girl’s sorority used to sponsor the dance and it was held in downtown Pensacola at the old Municipal  Auditorium which was located at the foot of Palafox Street.  The Auditorium was torn down ten years or so back  and nothing has been rebuilt to replace the facility, which to me was a big mistake … but what do I know.  Thanks for looking and please let me hear from anyone that can remember going to the Noel Dance … I know that you are out there!  Happy Holidays … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

December 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

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  1. Far right standing is Suzanne Jones daughter of McHenry Jones and seated next to her is Christine Hayward, daughter of Ashton and Edith Hayward


    Gay Duncan

    August 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    • Thanks Gay … the only girl that looks remotely familiar to me is the girl standing in front of the Christmas tree and I cannot put a name to her face. Thanks for commenting and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 12, 2013 at 9:59 am

  2. do not know who the GIRLS are, but that photo is in the PHS Annona of 1953…..


    Dixie (Jones) Del Aguila (Class of '53)

    March 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  3. I went to the Noel Dance’s at the old Municipal Auditorium. Went in 1967,1968 and 1969. Had a great time.


    Chris Bouchillon

    January 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  4. I remember how being invited to the Noel Dance was a big deal, only Sr. girls were invited. I still have my invitation in a scrapbook.


    Lee Parker

    December 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    • I went to Noel back in 1969, 70 and 71. It really was a big deal and they would decorate the Municipal Auditorium all up. They always had a live band playing in those days. When I went down and photographed couples back in 1978 -81, I think that they had gone to DJ’s and recorded music. Thanks for the comment Lee and I will see if I can find any of those couple photos from back in the late 1970’s and post a few … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      January 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm

  5. Oh… the Lady in the (only) black dress stands out for more reason than one (the dress). She is beautiful! (Not that the others aren’t lovely too. ) Identify yourself woman!



    December 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

    • Thanks for the comment Bill and I am sorry that I do not recognize any of those girls. I would make a guess and say that my father made that photo sometime in the late 1950’s. If anyone recognizes any of the girls, please let us hear from you. Thanks again for the comment Bill and maybe a date might become of this … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      January 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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