National Geographic : 1961 Jul
Ten thousand attend the Veiled Prophet Ball in St. Louis's Kiel Auditorium. Honor guards stand at at tention for the spotlighted entrance of Maids of Honor at far right. On the throne at extreme left sits the Veiled Prophet, whose identity re mains a secret. Glamorous guests watch the promenade of 62 Ladies of Honor, summoned by His Mysterious Majesty to his Court of Love and Beauty. Geodesic dome, an air conditioned, moisture-con trolled greenhouse, rises be side famous lily ponds in the Missouri Botanical Garden at St. Louis. Asian coffee trees and Amazonian jungle flourish beneath the gleam ing bubble.