Who is that masked man?
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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.
These photos are stunning. I love masquerades.
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.
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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!
Honestly I had such an intense reaction of “I wish I had been there!” The clothing, the class, the celebration…. fabulous! Excellent share!
I’m with you on this! Love a good ball.
Have anice Halloween.
Now THAT’s the way to spend Halloween! Where’s the great ball these days? Maybe a revival is in order!
Oh, what a night!
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 🙂
Yes they were…
What a chic crew! I would love to host a masquerade ball….brings those glorious ‘cottages’ in Newport to mind for a venue.
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.
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.
I can only imagine how fabulous it was. Great photos.
Fabulous – has to rank up there as one of the most amazing parties of the 2nd half of the century!
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?
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!
Couldn’t agree more. What happened to classy stars? Been seeing kids here dressed as Snooki and Lindsay Lohan in handcuffs…
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
They sure knew how to party back then!!!!!
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 🙂
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.
I love these pics! So chic, swanky and cool:)
stylish & intriguing images! happy halloween!
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!
Love, love, love this post. Oh to be back in time at that party!
i thoroughly enjoyed every image.
Gorgeous era, supremely-chic people.
Reminds me of the Venetian elegance of this movie I just watched:
Nothing like black and white, all rolled into a masked ball. Cheers, Alcira
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.
Great post for Halloween! So elagant & chic. Habitually.