The balls depicted are celebrations of the Bon Temps organization, one of New Orleans' oldest African American Carnival societies. Members proceed into the venue, wearing costumes and formal wear. Themes include "Country Club Sports," desert oasis, and French themes. Carnival royalty enter on a white carpet and greet the audience. Dancing and performances. A singer performs on stage accompanied by a pianist. Costumes include opera goers, stylized Arabian costumes, clowns, and artists. This film was digitized with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.