"Jolly at the French Ball" - Nellie Bly - New York World

"Jolly at the French Ball" - Nellie Bly - New York World

Nellie Bly Tells of the Frolics and Breeziness After Midnight

by: Nellie Bly | publication date: February 10, 1889 | Publication: New York World |

"I went to the French Ball fully prepared to be terribly shocked. But I wasn't. If I had never been to the seashore and witnessed the bathing, or to the opera-house and seen the occupants of the boxes, I might have been. . ."

Nellie Bly goes to the French Ball as an investigative journalist, not undercover.

Public domain.