Guests arriving at Countess Volpi's ball.
During the film festival Countess Volpi holds a ball and was dedicated to the British film Moulin Rouge. Italian commentary.
LS. "Moulin Rouge" display outside cinema. Various shots of guests arriving at the party - Giovanni Volpi, Countess Volpi (widow of Mussolini's fascist Finance Minister), Prof Spanio Mayor of Venice, Silvana Pampanini, Lily Palmer actress, Massimo Serato, Sir Victor Mallet UK Ambassador, Marquis Incisa, Rex Harrison actor, Errol Flynn actor, Don Carlos de Beistegui.
Note on the end of shot list 'Handed to me by Mr Thomas'.
Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided more information. Professor Spanio is Professor Angelo Spanio. Silvana Pampanini was an actress.