1971: (FILE PHOTO) The world famous Vienna Opera Ball, which was first held in 1935, is an annual Austrian society event held at the Vienna State Opera house and is the highlight of Vienna's ball ... more 
1971: (FILE PHOTO) The world famous Vienna Opera Ball, which was first held in 1935, is an annual Austrian society event held at the Vienna State Opera house and is the highlight of Vienna's ball season. We take a look back at the event and past guests ahead of the 2012 Vienna Opera Ball which will be held on March 3 Please refer to the following profiles on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=138527433&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 11th February 1971: A general view of the hundreds of dancers during the traditional Polonaise through the great hall at the Opera Ball at the Vienna Opera House. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) less 
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