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Classic Mirrored Disco Ball – Authentic 1970’s Glitter Ball – MDB200

Usually it is mounted well above the heads of the people present, suspended from a device that causes it to rotate steadily on a vertical axis, and illuminated by spotlights, so that stationary viewers experience beams of light flashing over them, and see myriad spots of light spinning around the walls of the room.

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Classic Mirrored Disco Ball - Authentic 1970's Glitter Ball

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A disco ball (also known as a mirror ball or glitter ball) is a roughly spherical object that reflects light directed at it in many directions, producing a complex display. Its surface consists of hundreds or thousands of facets, nearly all of approximately the same shape and size, and each having a mirrored surface. Usually it is mounted well above the heads of the people present, suspended from a device that causes it to rotate steadily on a vertical axis, and illuminated by spotlights, so that stationary viewers experience beams of light flashing over them, and see myriad spots of light spinning around the walls of the room.

A mirrored ball can be seen above the bandstand in this 1919 photo of the Louisiana Five jazz band.

What are now usually called "disco balls" were first widely used in nightclubs in the 1920s. An example from 30 years later can be seen in the nightclub sequence of Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt, a German silent film from 1927. In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, these devices were a standard piece of equipment in discothèques, and by the end of the 20th century, the name "disco ball" had grown quite popular. A Louisville, Kentucky company currently known as Omega National Products claims to have made 90% of the disco balls used in the United States during the disco craze, and remains a supplier.

A disco ball and spotlight in the Fishbowl of Currier House.

A disco ball and spotlight in the Fishbowl of Currier House.

Miniature glitter balls are sold as novelties and used for a number of decorative purposes, including dangling from the rear-view mirror of an automobile or Christmas tree ornaments. Glitter balls may have inspired a homemade version in the sparkleball, the American outsider craft of building decorative light balls out of Christmas lights and plastic cups. The UK television series Strictly Come Dancing and US counterpart Dancing with the Stars award competition winners a "Glitter Ball Trophy".

The 1942 movie Casablanca (film) featured a disco ball in a flashback sequence.

Classic Mirrored Disco Ball - Authentic 1970's Glitter Ball

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