Category Archives: trivia ‘toinette

“it’s a little-known fact that Marie Antoinette…”

I’m the Cliff Clavin of the Last Queen of France.

trivia #4 Marie Antoinette was near-sighted, needed braces

Your Toothless Blog Hostess Yeah, a week ago Monday, our three remaining wisdom teeth were wrested from my jaw and your Blog Hostess did not receive the memo on pain duration. Hint: it’s f–ing long for minor surgery the dolor … Continue reading

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the most-asked question on Tiaras & Trianon

“What card game are they playing in the garden party scene in “Marie Antoinette?” Yep. It’s not even worth a Top Five Countdown. This particular detail in Sofia Coppola’s 2006 cinematic synopsis of our favorite Queen’s life is by far … Continue reading

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trivia ‘toinette! Why the Comtesse de Polignac Got an Upgrade

The real reason why Marie Antoinette’s best friend was upgraded from countess to duchess. Continue reading

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trivia ‘toinette #15: nobody ever drank anything from m@’s breasts

In case you’ve never been to this website before–welcome!–and let’s get you up to speed. Every time We discuss the 2006 Marie Antoinette film, the post is replete with champagne… and champagne glasses. More specifically, those of the birdbath variety: … Continue reading

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Trivia Toinette #14: Marie Thérèse had 5 Different Titles in her Life.

And I mean changes in status, rank. I’m not talking about extra honorifics like Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester, Duke of Rothesay and Duke of Cornwall or that list the Duchess of Alba’s got going on. My tax-return is … Continue reading

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Trivia ‘Toinette July 4th Edition: M@ & General Lafayette had a real Sam-&-Diane thing

Well, not really but M@’s opinions of LaFayette had at least three 180-turns, for lack of a better metaphor. Blew hot & cold, definitely. In your Blog Hostess’ relentless attempt to post something AND goof off on a national holiday, … Continue reading

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Trivia ‘Toinette #15: Face-to-Face with the Real Deal?

In late August of 1785 the French court was at St. Cloud, unlike her guarded Trianon, Marie Antoinette allowed the public to meander about her gardens. The “commoners” were amused to see the royal family just there in front of them, … Continue reading

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