Saturday, October 30, 2010

Who is that masked man?

These photos are not from a Halloween party.  They are from Truman Capote's infamous Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel in 1966.  I'd much rather look at these masked revelers than people dressed up as Snooki and The Situation.  Those were the days. Sigh.















30 comments:

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

These photos are stunning. I love masquerades.

Karena said...

Now that ia a party I would attend no matter was was on the calendar!!

I spy some fabulous stars in the midst of it all.

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

camdesign said...

My favorite bracelet... I have a copy of the one Truman Capote gave to Jackie Kennedy to wear at one of the Black and White Ball's... I wear it often. Great pictures!

alexis said...

Honestly I had such an intense reaction of "I wish I had been there!" The clothing, the class, the celebration.... fabulous! Excellent share!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I'm with you on this! Love a good ball.
Have anice Halloween.
Teresa

parisapartment said...

Now THAT's the way to spend Halloween! Where's the great ball these days? Maybe a revival is in order!

Jane K. Schott said...

Oh, what a night!

Design Candy said...

I completely agree! Oh how I wish I could have been there. Oh, the glamour! I wish there was a ball to go to like this tonight :)

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Yes they were...

abby jenkins said...

What a chic crew! I would love to host a masquerade ball....brings those glorious 'cottages' in Newport to mind for a venue.

ashley cooper said...

What chic Halloween parties!! I want to be at the party with Jackie O and Frank...what a great guess list. Thanks for the glamorous Halloween post!!! Happy Halloween.

La Maison Fou said...

I could not agree more, those were the days of Glamming it up. Snooki and reality free!

Wish there was a time transport,
truly good times for Hollywood.
L.

Claudia Juestel said...

I can only imagine how fabulous it was. Great photos.

Cheers,

Claudia

quintessence said...

Fabulous - has to rank up there as one of the most amazing parties of the 2nd half of the century!

jones said...

What a party. I had forgotten that Mia Farrow was married to Frank. Jackie and Lee plus all of the other A|+ list. How did we get stuck with Snookie and Paris and Lindsay?

currentlychic.com said...

You are right. These photos are more interesting and fun than any of today's costumes. Those really were the days! Elegance, style and independent thinking reigned!
CC
http://currentlychic.com

LiveLikeYou said...

Couldn't agree more. What happened to classy stars? Been seeing kids here dressed as Snooki and Lindsay Lohan in handcuffs...

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Oh, thank you Heather! Not only for the Truman Capote ball post, but for the reminder of what Halloween should not be! Have a ball tonight! xo

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

They sure knew how to party back then!!!!!

kimberj said...

What extraordinary photos! Thank you for always finding the most interesting articles, photos, tidbits, and opinions to share, they enrich my little life in Akron, OH :)

Tabitha said...

Elegance incarnate.

Alice Olive said...

Ha! Totally agree - why do people want to look so BAD? Is Halloween the unofficial holiday that lets women feel comfortable revealing their inner low-life selves?? Okay, sorry, no judgement... (Sort of!) Doesn't Mia Farrow look amazing? I LOVE her hair. LOVE.

Amy R. said...

I love these pics! So chic, swanky and cool:)

Amy R.

Maria said...

stylish & intriguing images! happy halloween!
http://design-elements-blog.com/

Brillante Home Decor said...

Being Italian I need to comment on the beautiful image of Gianni Agnelli (FIAT) and his wife Marella Caracciolo, one of the most elegant ladies in the world!

Driftwood interiors said...

Love, love, love this post. Oh to be back in time at that party!

Renee Finberg said...

heather,

i thoroughly enjoyed every image.
awesome post.

happy halloween
x

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Gorgeous era, supremely-chic people.
Reminds me of the Venetian elegance of this movie I just watched:

http://thenerochronicles.blogspot.com/2010/10/swept-up-in-summertime.html

Nothing like black and white, all rolled into a masked ball. Cheers, Alcira

thenerochonicles.blogspot.com

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

Heather,
Great idea for a Halloween piece.
DO you know that Truman, gave this party for Kathleen Graham? She was a very shy lady...Just taking over the WPost. He wanted to introduce her to NYC and beyond society. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Miss Graham, one luncheon and a dinner. It was at the dinner she told me ...(after I just look at her and said, "please, can you tell me what THE ball was like?). She indeed did...All at the table were hanging onto her every word. BTW: Fab photo's.
Happy Halloween! ~m.

sandrajonas.com said...

Great post for Halloween! So elagant & chic. Habitually.
Thanks

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