People at Costume Ball; ca. 1918
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.