• Short Summary

    AMERICAN SINGER EDDIE FISHER WAS THE STAR ENTERTAINER AT LAST NIGHT'S (TUESDAY) WINTER OLYMPICS BALL.?

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    AMERICAN SINGER EDDIE FISHER WAS THE STAR ENTERTAINER AT LAST NIGHT'S (TUESDAY) WINTER OLYMPICS BALL. HIS FEE: GBP3,500.

    THE BALL - AT THE HOTEL OLYMPIA, AT AXAMER LIZUM, JUST OUTSIDE INNSBRUCK - WAS TO HAVE BEEN A ROYAL NIGHT OUT. DUTCH, GREEK AND PERSIAN ROYALTY HAD BEEN INVITED, BUT THEY FAILED TO TURN UP.

    (QUEEN JULIANA AND HER HUSBAND, PRINCE BERNHARD, HAD, OF COURSE, FLOWN HOME TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS OVER REPORTS THAT PRINCESS IRENE WAS PLANNING TO BECOME ENGAGED.)
    HOWEVER, THE BALL WAS STILL AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS, WITH A GOOD SPRINKLING OF WELL-KNOWN GUESTS. AMONG THEM... AUSTRIAN SKI CHAMPION EGON ZIMMERMANN, DUTCH SKATING GOLD MEDALLIST SJOUKJE DIJKSTRA, AND SWEDEN'S FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION INGEMAR JOHANSSON.

    IT WAS THE BALL OF THE YEAR IN AUSTRIA, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TOMORROW NIGHT'S (THURSDAY) OPERA BALL IN VIENNA. A SPECIAL TRAIN - DUBBED THE DIAMOND EXPRESS - WILL TAKE GUESTS UP FROM INNSBRUCK.

    ON OTHER NIGHTS AT THE HOTEL OLYMPIA, GUESTS ARE TREATED WITH REGULAR FASHION SHOWS. ON MONDAY NIGHT, THEY WERE GIVEN A PREVIEW OF THE LATEST TO RELAX IN AFTER A STRENUOUS DAY ON THE ALPINE SLOPES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMPEFF9V5TZ2AM6OJF8Q9Y6A2
    Media URN:
    VLVAMPEFF9V5TZ2AM6OJF8Q9Y6A2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1964
    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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