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  • Short Summary

    People at Costume Ball; ca. 1918

  • Description

    United Services Ball. Royal Albert Hall. London.

    United Services Costume ball at the Royal Albert Hall in London; c. 1918. Title frame. 3 CUs of people attending the ball. 1. A couple holding a dance pose; the woman looking over the man's arm at camera; and they are conversing as they stand frozen in this position like wax figures. She is acting sort of strange; her eyes seem a little too bright and are darting around like she's very nervous.

    This one is another strange woman; an exotic type; wearing a cap and scarf thing of one piece; made of sheer dark fabric with sparkling silver trim; and a dress of similar loose style. She is smoking a cigarettes. And here's a grown man dressed in sort of a little boy suit; with a bow tie and a big collar; and a little hat. Like a clown. He starts speaking rapidly; pointing and gesticulating.

    Acting. Entertainment.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:12:00 / 01:04:39:00
    ON 116 I

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