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20 Pics Of A Wonderfully WTF Party in 1972 [Pic]

There have been few dinners parties quite like it. Its December 12th 1972, the night of which Marie-Hlne de Rothschild held her famous Surrealist Ball at Ferrires. As you can probably guess by her surname, she was a member of the ultra-wealthy Rothschild banking family. To be invited as a guest, was the ultimate seal of approval from Parisian high-society.

In keeping with the theme, she sent out an invitation which was actually written backwards to read the card you had to hold it up to a mirror. The requirements for the evening where Black tie, long dresses & Surrealistic heads, nothing more, nothing less. She insisted the iconic chateau be floodlighted with sweeping amber lights, designed to create the illusion that the building was on fire. Inside she made sure the entire staircase was filled with servants and footmen dressed as cats all in various sleeping poses.

Guests were then forced to enter a hellish labyrinth maze where should you get lost, one of the cats would rescue you and whisk you away where youd be formally greeted by Marie-Hlne herself. She was wearing a huge giant head that was crying tears of diamonds.

Salvador Dali and Audrey Hepburn were in attendance this night, no doubt being bewitching and entertaining everyone. This is just an example of just one of her parties and she had many. But whatever the date, whomever attended, she was meticulous in planning every finite detail, making sure each gathering was an intriguing and clearly intoxicating blend of art, literature, haute couture and dance.


You are invited to a 1972 Rothschild Surrealist Dinner Party. Only the strange may attend (and the rich)

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Date: 08/22/13 02:52 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    Link: 20 Pics Of A Wonderfully WTF Party in 1972 - You are invited to a 1972 Rothschild Surrealist Dinner Party. Only the strange may attend (and the rich)
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    Understandably, no pictures of the coke binge and customary orgy.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    So many drugs...
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    August 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Is that Audrey Hepburn with the bird cage on her heard? (google intermission) Yes, yes it is. lol Cool.
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    G0T0Guy Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    Cosplay before cosplay was cool?
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    and i thought marry shelley knew how to have a good time.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    August 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    f ucking rich c words.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    August 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    real talent there, making audrey hepburn look cheap and tacky....
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    August 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    The force was strong with those proto-hipsters.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    Rich people would rather have orgies and dress up in funny costumes than do anything altruistic.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    This is the stuff that revolutions are made of.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    August 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    This is so much fun!
    Wow you peeps have `No Fun allowed` policy?
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2013 at 12:26 am
    I had a party just like that in high-school, instead we all just took LSD and there was really no preparation.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 23, 2013 at 1:25 am
    Well said agentsmith.

    With nothing else to fill your day I guess meticulous party planning for other rich bores is as good as it gets.
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2013 at 3:45 am
    It`s just a jump to the left ...

    8-) LJ
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    August 23, 2013 at 4:48 am
    Awesome photo`s!

    Blurring the nipple of a mannequin doll? REALLY?!
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    Stormith Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm
    @Lord_Jereth my thoughts exactly

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