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Original 1970’s Disco Ball: Authentic Vintage Mirrored Glitter Ball – MDB200

Bring A Bit Saturday Night Fever To Your Man Cave Or Game Room, And Do Your Part To Make Sure That Disco Never Dies, With This Authentic Mirrored Ball From The Era, When Bands Like The Bee Gees, And Songs Like Stayin’ Alive Ruled The Airwaves

This Iconic 1970’s Era Disco Ball Measures 20 Inches In Diameter, And Is In Fully Original, Working Condition, And Is Certified As Museum And Investment Quality Collectible Memorabilia By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick

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Original 1970’s Disco Ball: Authentic Vintage Mirrored Glitter Ball

At ArtFactory.com we specialize in collectible memorabilia that also has historical significance, or is an iconic item from a specific era of American history. Beginning in the 1960's, in New York City, with acts like Kool and the Gang, and exploded over the next two decades, reaching a peak in popularity with the soundtrack for the movie "Saturday Night Fever" in 1977, which featured music by the Bee Gees, a popular British disco act. If you are creating a man cave, game room, or have a 1970's themed restaurant or bar, then this original 1970's disco ball causers 20 inches in diameter, and is the perfect display piece, and way to play your part in making sure that disco never dies.

Mirrored Disco Ball Hanging/Mounting Details

A disco ball is usually mounted well above the heads of the people present, and suspended from a device that causes it to rotate steadily on a vertical axis. Usually it is 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.

It is our belief that when buying decorative pieces, that when possible, "the genuine article", is always preferable to a reproduction. There are several reasons for this; most notably, that reproduction products are often mass produced, made from cheap materials, are poorly constructed; these are essentially built to be disposable products that can be displayed for a few years, but will eventually end up in a thrift store or landfill. On the other hand, original items were generally built to last, which is why so many of the advertising signs from the 1930's, 1940's, and some even earlier than that, are still around today. Furthermore, as these items age, and become harder to find as time goes on, they will often appreciate in value, meaning that often times these items can be sold in the future, for a higher price than they were originally purchased for. We call these appreciable type items, "investment quality collectibles", and at ArtFactory.com, we specialize in only original, vintage collectible memorabilia, that are of investment quality, with future appreciable value. This original 1970's disco ball is not only the perfect way to set the mood for your vintage dance party, but also is an appreciable asset that will add to your financial net worth!

Mirrored Disco Balls Historical Information

The disco ball, also known as a mirror ball or glitter ball, has become an iconic symbol of the disco era and its unique style of music and dancing. The history of the disco ball dates back to the early 20th century, when small glass mirrors were first used to decorate dresses and other clothing. In the 1920s, a German company called Zeiss-Ikon created the first true disco ball. They called it a "spiegelkugel," which literally translates to "mirror ball." These early disco balls were made of hundreds of small mirrors that were mounted on a sphere-shaped frame. They were used primarily in dance halls and clubs in Europe, and they quickly became popular for their ability to reflect light and create a dazzling visual effect on the dance floor.

In the 1930s and 1940s, disco balls became more popular in the United States, particularly in New York City. They were used in jazz clubs and ballrooms, and they were often accompanied by special lighting effects to create a more immersive experience for dancers. In the 1960s and 1970s, the disco ball reached the height of its popularity. It became a staple of the disco era, which was characterized by its flashy style, upbeat music, and energetic dancing. Disco balls were often used in conjunction with other lighting effects, such as strobe lights and colored spotlights, to create a psychedelic atmosphere on the dance floor.

Today, disco balls are still used in dance clubs and other venues around the world. They have become a symbol of disco culture and are often used as a decorative element in theme parties and other events. While the design of the disco ball has evolved over the years, the basic concept remains the same: to create a dazzling display of light and color that enhances the music and creates a festive atmosphere for dancers and party-goers alike.

More About Mirrored Disco "Glitter" Balls And Significance In Pop Culture

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.

Read More At: Disco Balls On Wikipedia

Original 1970's Disco Ball Info

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