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April 27, 2007 |  3:26 pm


April 27, 1957
Los Angeles

  I have somehow managed to miss out on coverage of the "Headdress Ball" staged every year by Las Floristas in which women wear the equivalent of Rose Parade floats on their heads in a fundraiser for children's charities.

Here's how they looked in 1957 in the newly renovated Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel.



Above, Times society columnist Christy Fox, left, has a demure tiara while serving as TV announcer while Mrs. John M. Foley Jr. (recall that in the 1950s, married women had no first names), center, wears  "Love Is Crown Jewel" and Mrs. James Powell displays "The Imperial Jewel."



And yes, they're still being given. Here's the link to coverage of this year's event.

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