This Cinesound newsreel clip shows guests in fancy dress arriving for the 1964 Annual Movie Ball at the Trocadero in Sydney.
They are dressed as characters from their favourite movie. Standing out next to those in period costume are a group dressed as rugby players, representing the film This Sporting Life(Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1963).
The Sydney Trocadero on George Street was a large art deco dance and concert hall that operated between 1936 and 1971. It was Sydney’s most glamorous dance hall and played host to a range of significant guests, including the Queen.