VIPs arrive at Metropolitan Opera House for Sadler's Wells Ballet, plus backstage shots.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Sadler's Wells Ballet in New York, United States of America.
American newsreel titles read: 'BRITISH BALLET CAPTURES NEW YORK'.
General view of crowds outside beflagged Metropolitan Opera House. C/U of sign 'Sadler's Wells Ballet' - pan to another poster. Several shots of men and women in evening dress arriving, including Indian women in saris. Dress designer Valentina arrives. Faye Emerson and party arrive. Mayor William O'Dwyer (former Mayor of New York, now US Ambassador to Mexico) and Mrs Sloane Simpson arrive. M/S of Secretary General of United Nations Trigve Lie climbing stairs. Mr and Mrs Carlos Romulo (President of United Nations Organisation) arrive with another man. Crowds waiting outside Opera House.
Backstage we see various shots of ballerinas entering dressing room, taking off bits of costumes, primping and preening. Brief shot of ballerina / film actress Moira Shearer with flowers in her arms as she walks backstage. M/S of Margot Fonteyn, Prima Ballerina, carrying flowers to dressing room. Angle shot of Fonteyn.