International Debutante Ball

International Debutante Ball

Edited by 

List price: US$70.01

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The International Debutante Ball is a formal ball to present ladies to society within New York City's Waldorf Astoria at Manhattan in the USA. This ball was first held in 1954, when it was founded by Beatrice Dinsmore Joyce, and is held biennially (every second year), most recently in December 2010. It is preceded by a number of events for the participants, beginning with the Bachelor's Brunch. The Ball benefits the Soldier's Seaman's and Airman's Club in Manhattan. Each girl has two escorts, one escort is from the military. The band leader Lester Lanin played the music from the start in 1954 until his last ball in the 1990s. Every guest was given a special "lanin hat." The ball started in 1954 at the Plaza with 35 girls from different countries and different states. As it grew to 65 girls it moved to the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Plaispublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136283921
  • 9786136283920