• Short Summary

    Jane Russell and Princess of Prussia amongst star guests at Imperial Waif Ball, Hollywood.

  • Description

    Title reads: "News in Flashes".

    Hollywood, United States of America (USA).

    L/A guests arriving at Imperial Waif Ball (charity for orphans). M/S car arriving at the ball. C/U press cameraman. M/S film star Jane Russell getting out of car with her husband Bob Waterfield. M/S film star Richard Egans, his wife, Jane Russell and Bob Waterfield.

    Interior. Panning shot charity luncheon in progress, pan to new limousine on stand - the draw prize! Guests seated at their tables stand, Princess Marie Cecillie of Prussia enters with her parents (it is her coming-out ball). M/S band playing, pan to guests watching. M/S Princess applauding. M/S guests dancing. Various shots Princess dancing with Edd Byrnes.

    The Princess' parents are Grand Duchess Kira of Prussia and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

    Note: for other "News in Flashes" story about rock and roll in Germany, please see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:02:00 / 01:02:55:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The location for the ball is The Cocoanut Grove, within the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

    "Imperial Waif Ball" should read Imperial WAIF Ball, ("WAIF" stands for Women's Adoption Internatioanl Fund).

    "Richard Egans" should read Richard Egan. His wife, pictured with him, but currently undocumented, is the actress Patricia Hardy.

    "Princess Marie Cecillie of Prussia" should read Princess Marie Cecile of Prussia.

    "The Princess' parents are Grand Duchess Kira of Prussia and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia" - this should read Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia.

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