Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Palm Beach Heart Ball

News Photo: ball at Flagler Mansion which is being turned…

In honor of Valentine's Day, here are two photos of guest at Palm Beach Society's Annual Heart Ball, normally held at The Everglades Club, though with the rare exception of the 1960 Heart Ball, held at 'Whitehall', the Henry Flager mansion. The Heart Ball was a fundraiser ball given every Valentine's Day and was usually headed up by Palm Beach Society Queens Mrs. Arthur Bruck, Mary Sanford and Barton Gubelmann. On average, it netted $10,000. 

Mary Sanford(L) With Brownie McLean(R), Whose Mother-in-Law Owned The Hope Diamond 

 Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images 

1 comment:

  1. Not quite. This pic was taken at the Red Cross Ball. The Heart Ball hasn't been at the Everglades Club in at least 30 years; mostly at The Breakers with a few turns at the Mar-a-Lago Club. Check out the Heart Ball's recently donated archives at the Palm Beach County Historical Society.

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