A debutante’s coming out is a never ending list of nonstop activities. Before the big dance, dinner is served for the most exclusive guests.
Wanna see what the fuss is all about?
Henry Van Alen officially presents his sister Louise Van Alen as debutante at a private dinner at Wakehurst before the big ball. Finally invited to the dance only, Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton rush to get ready for the big event. Louise’s secret relationship with Prince Alexis Mdivani seems to follow a long Astor and Van Alen history of complicated romances.
Other people and subjects include: Doris Duke, Barbara Hutton, Daisy Van Alen, Sam Van Alen, Frank Shields, Irene Hutton, governess Ticki, Newport cottage Wakehurst, Caroline Astor, unapproved marital alliances, Emily Astor, Prohibition, Prince Serge Obolensky, Ava Alice Astor, International Debutante Ball, Waldorf Astoria NY, Vera Wang, and recent debutantes Princesses Obolensky.
Archival Music provided by Past Perfect Vintage Music, www.pastperfect.com.
Opening Music: My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Billy Cotton, Album The Great British Dance Bands
Section 1 Music: One In A Million by Brian Lawrance, Album The Great British Dance Bands
Section 2 Music: The Girl Friend by Savoy Orpheans, Album Charleston – Great Stars Of The 1920s
Section 3 Music: Just As Long As The World Goes Round And Around by Jay Wilbur, Album The Great British Dance Bands
End Music: My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Billy Cotton, Album The Great British Dance Bands