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  The iconic Capitol Records Christmas tree If there’s one holiday tradition that I enjoy every year, it’s spotting the historic Christmas tree that tops the iconic Capitol Records building on Vine Street in Hollywood.  The kitschy Hollywood icon was designed by Ollsen Lighting and features 4,373 bulbs (at 25 watts each), the tree was the first of its kind, and it has been a part of the Hollywood skyline each December since 1958, except for 1973, when L.A. experienced an energy crisis.   (According to the music company, the Capitol Records switch board lit up like a wild fire that year with calls from concerned Angelenos wanting to know if the tree would ever return.) Photo: 1958 / Vintage Los Angeles Archives Of course, the seasonal greenery isn’t the building’s only topper.  The seasonal blinking light spells out H O L L Y W O O D in Morse code and has done so every night since the building was erected. In fact, Leila Morse, Samuel Morse’ granddaughter flipped the beacon switch. It’

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