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The Ball of the Century

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
1162A
Date Released
13 Sep 1951
Date submitted
Aug 1951
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Bentley’s Welcome
  2. 2The Ball of the Century
  3. 3Skating Skill
  4. 4Jordan’s New King
  5. 5Film Pioneer Honoured
  6. 6Jap Peace Signed
  7. *Turpin Retains Title

* Story has local or special distribution

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 6
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: The Ball of the Century. DESCRIPTION: The 17th-Century Labia Palace on the Grand Canal in Venice, bought and restored by a Spanish millionaire, was the scene of what has been called the ball of the century. SHOTLIST: 17th Century Palace of Labia on the Grand Canal was the scene of an old time Spanish ball. Guests arrive by Gondolas. Princess Radziwill, Irene Dunne, Aga Khan, Barbara Hutton, Italian Count Ruspoli, Orson Welles, Jaques Fath. Costumes are very elaborate, very good material. Crowds of venetian onlookers.
Keywords
Royalty; Buildings and structures; Ships and boats; Music and dance; Entertainment and leisure; Economics; Business and commerce; Fashion and costume; Performing arts; Religion and belief
Locations
Venice
Card file number
56052
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
132
Story extras:

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