Is it really New Year’s Eve?
From the back of the photo, I know who is dancing (Bill and Ginny) and where (at Chris and Charlie’s house in Valley Stream), but not when. New Year’s Eve is a good guess, though, since the Christmas decorations are still up and all the celebrants wear party hats.
What year? I have to guess here too, but I’m going to say around 1962. Chubby Checker’s version of “The Twist” came out in 1960 and became a smash hit that stuck around for years. By 1962, everyone was doing the twist, including Jackie Kennedy. Although it’s hard to see the shape of the twisting woman’s dress, the length speaks to the early sixties, also.
And don’t you think this exuberance was fueled by champagne? I know that I’ll be toasting the New Year tonight, even if I don’t get up to dance.
Happy New Year!