1953 Cuevas Ball with 18th century theme, and a German Shepherd rides a bike in 1953

Title card: Strange Things in the World / Biarritz, France: WS audience faces stage in background at the Cuevas Ball, the biggest post-war party in Europe / party host Marquis de Cuevas in curly wig and shiny shirt; photographer in puffy blouse behind him aims flash / photographers in period costume / actress Merle Oberon, as Fairy Queen Titania, walks across stage with Prince Ruspoli in gorilla mask, pantaloons, and floppy hat, as character 'Bottom' / young man in fez and harem pants leads camel onto stage bearing Zizi Jeanmaire, with her bare legs exposed; she moves a black feathered fan to reveal a glittery leotard / two men lead a burro onto stage, with gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell as Sancho Panza riding; one man is Martin Montes, dressed as Don Quixote / photographer in powdered wig aims camera / Maxwell walks down stage steps with costumed woman; man dressed as a conquistador carries a rapier as he accompanies them partway / 2-shot couple in French Revolution-period costumes; man lights a cigarette for woman / WS couples dance on stage / montage side views black man plays trumpet as couples dance / 2-shot dancing couple's faces / man in striped jacket dances with woman in high feathered headdress / MS his legs, in striped stockings / Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: dolly shot POV truckês passenger seat as man drives while smoking a pipe; German Shepherd dog enters shot, outside his window, and moves alongside the car; dog moves further to reveal that she is riding on a manês back / MS Glenn Steward rides his bicycle with dog Bonnie on his back as they move side-by-side with truck / POV from passenger seat showing man driving, with Bonnie and Steward riding outside the window / both vehicles approach camera; bicycle, with man and dog, passes by / Steward and Bonnie ride on street as onlookers watch; he stops at corner to let pedestrians cross / Bonnie pants while on Steward's back / bike with Steward and Bonnie passes camera as it rides on street


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Clip #:500707678HD
Collection:Sherman Grinberg Library
Date created:September 01, 1953
License type:Rights-ready
Release info:Not released. More information
Clip length:00:01:19:13
Mastered to:QuickTime 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ) HD 1920x1080 23.98p More information
Originally shot on:35mm B/W Neg
Source:Grinberg, Paramount, Pathe Newsreels
Object name:sr001106_03_01.mov

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