• Short Summary

    Socialites in a historical pageant entertain high society at the Washington Velvet Ball for charity.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WASHINGTON SOCIETY BALL".

    At the charity 'Velvet Ball', we see various shots of American socialites parading down a catwalk dressed as English Queens through the ages. An audience of Washington high society look on; Bessie Merryman, aunt of the Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson), covers her face with her clutch bag to hide from the camera. The historic catwalk parade continues with more socialites dressed as America's first ladies. The real Eleanor Roosevelt takes a bow from her balcony seat

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    951.66
    Media URN:
    15960
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:16:00 / 01:52:20:00
    Canister:
    38/8

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