People: Nov. 1, 1963

NBC-TV covering a society ball? "Oh, I think it is a wonderful idea," gushed Rose Kennedy. And the 1,200 guests ($150 a head) at Manhattan's April in Paris Ball politely went along with it. But it wasn't wonderful at all. It was a disaster. Glaring klieg lights wrecked the party mood. Camera cables crisscrossed the floor, making dancing treacherous. And faulty equipment on the six cameras made a hack of the schedule. The soup and salad courses never got out of the kitchen, and the entertainment by such as Jacqueline François and Frank Sinatra...

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