• Short Summary

    HIGHLIGHT OF THE PARIS WINTER SEASON, THE GLITTERING INTERNATIONAL DEBUTANTES BALL, TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) WHEN 350 DEBUTANTES MADE THEIR OFFICIAL ENTRY INTO SOCIETY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CHANDELIER
    0.04

    2.
    GV TRUMPETERS
    0.08

    3.
    GV OF DEBUTANTES AND ESCORTS WALKING UP STAIRCASE LINE BY FOOTMEN
    0.14

    4.
    GTV PAN DITTO
    0.22

    5.
    SV STAIRCASE
    0.25

    6.
    SV PEOPLE WATCHING FROM BOXES
    0.27

    7.
    SV DEBUTANTES LINED UP ON STAIRCASE
    0.32

    8.
    SV PAN..DITTO
    0.36

    9.
    LV DEBUTANTES BEING PRESENTED FROM THE STAGE
    0.40

    10.
    GV DITTO
    0.44

    11.
    GTV DEBUTANTES CURTSEYING TO AUDIENCE
    0.48

    12.
    GV PAN..OF AUDIENCE
    0.52

    13.
    GV PAN..DEBUTANTES DANCING WITH ESCORTS ON THE STAGE (2 SHOTS)
    1.04

    14.
    SV BOXES
    1.06

    15.
    SV OF ROCK-N-ROLL BAND WITH DANCERS IN B/G
    1.12

    16.
    SCU PAN UP COUPLE TWISTING
    1.15

    17.
    SCU ANOTHER COUPLE TWISTING, PAN TO OTHER DANCERS
    1.25

    18.
    GV PEOPLE DANCING
    1.28

    19.
    LV CINDERELLA WALKING UP STAIRCASE
    1.33

    20.
    SV GUESTS LOOKING ON
    1.36

    21.
    LV CINDERELLA A TOP OF THE STAIRCASE.
    1.46



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HIGHLIGHT OF THE PARIS WINTER SEASON, THE GLITTERING INTERNATIONAL DEBUTANTES BALL, TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) WHEN 350 DEBUTANTES MADE THEIR OFFICIAL ENTRY INTO SOCIETY.

    AT THE OPERA HOUSE, THE GIRLS, DRESSED IN WHITE DRESSES WITH TINY RHINESTONE AND PEARL DIADEMS, GRACEFULLY CURTSIED TO PRINCESS MARIA PIA D'ORLEANS BRAGANCE, A DESCENDANT OF MEXICO'S EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN.

    THE OPERA HOUSE WAS FLOODLIT FOR THE OCCASION, AND LIVERIED FOOTMEN LINED THE STAIRCASE AS FIVE THOUSAND GUESTS ARRIVED TO A FANFARE PLAYED BY THE RED-PLUMED REPUBLICAN GUARDS.

    INSIDE THE OPERA HOUSE, THREE SEPARATE 'NIGHT CLUBS' WERE PREPARED FOR THE CELEBRATED GUESTS, AND THE BOXES WERE DECORATED WITH 21 MILES OF RED RIBBON.

    AFTER DEBUTANTES FROM 28 COUNTRIES HAD BEEN PRESENTED, A HUNDRED POLICEMEN ARMED WITH MACHINE-GUNS GUARDED ALL ENTRANCES AS MANNEQUINS DISPLAYED JEWELLERY WORTH A HUNDRED MILLION FRANCS.

    THE BALL WAS THE FIFTH IN A SERIES WHICH BENEFITS CHARITY ORGANISATIONS AND IS FINANCED BY FASHION HOUSE,S FIRMS SELLING PERFUME, LACE, JEWELLERY, AND CHAMPAGNE, AND HAIRDRESSING SALONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHVUXYLGIKGBLOM28NQYRKZY7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHVUXYLGIKGBLOM28NQYRKZY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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