The Upcoming 1940s White Christmas Ball By Khyentse James

The 1940s White Christmas Ball takes place this year on December 7, 2012, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. It is a tribute to the tragic events at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Set amidst a backdrop of World War II planes, movie sets, reenactors, and artifacts, the ball will give visitors an opportunity to step back into the past. Music from a big band, the Hot Tomatoes, will recreate the atmosphere of dance halls in the late 1930s through the 1950s. Additionally, a full Christmas show will be performed, starting at 11:00 p.m., and will feature hits from the Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby. Swing dancing and lessons and hair and make-up workshops will further help participants to appreciate the period.

About the Author:

Khyentse James was raised principally by her grandparents, who instilled in her a love and appreciation of this period in America’s history. She is the primary organizer and creator of the 1940s White Christmas Ball and two other events that celebrate American popular culture of the 1940s and 1950s.

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