• Short Summary

    THE GAIEST AND MOST GLITTERING EVENT IN THE VIENNA SEASON WAS HELD ON ???? ??????

  • Description

    THE GAIEST AND MOST GLITTERING EVENT IN THE VIENNA SEASON WAS HELD ON ???? ????? THE MUSIC OF STRAUSS, AND BEFORE A LARGE AUDIENCE, THE STATE OPERA BALL WAS HELD. AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS WAS PRINCESS BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS.

    MORE THAN 1.400 CARNATIONS WERE USED TO DECORATE THE INTERIOR OF THE STATE OPERA HOUSE, COMBINING WITH THE DAZZLE OF SPOTLIGHTS AND CHANDELIERS AND FULL LENGTH EVENING DRESSES OF THE LADIES, TO GIVE A GRACEFUL AND ELEGANT SIR OF THE 19TH CENTURY.

    DR. SCHAERF, THE AUSTRIAN PRESIDENT, GAVE THE SIGNAL FOR THE BALL TO START, AND TO THE MUSIC OF STRAUSS, 208 COUPLES SWEPT ONTO THE FLOOR. MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT WERE ALSO PRESENT, AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, GIVING THE EVENING AS INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR.

    A SHORT TIME BEFORE THE BALL BEGAN, THE DIRECTORS OF THE OPERA HOUSE RECEIVED AN ANONYMOUS LETTER THREATENING TO PLANT A BOMB IN THE BUILDING OF THE BALL WAS HELD. SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE STRENGTHENED, BUT NO INCIDENTS OCCURRED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5EB9ZP1EJ00X0TIV4OQ93UL5P
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EB9ZP1EJ00X0TIV4OQ93UL5P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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