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1938 “Marie Antoinette” Film on TV Tonight

the 1938 film “Marie Antoinette” airs tonight on TCM at 8pm EST.
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Remembering Marie Antoinette

marie antoinette died today but her timeless commemoration ranges from kitsch to solemn mass. Continue reading

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panniers en papier 

   The entire dress is made up the script pages from Sofía Coppola’s Marie Antoinette film. A closer look at the bodice revealed it was an annotated director’s script. It was a display to promote an exhibition of Oscar-winning costumes we … Continue reading

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Happy Tudor Halloween!: the Flat Hood

Bloody Mary’s Hood of Preference So let us wring our hands and shine the flashlight under our chins while your Blog Hostess spins the final chapter of the Tudor England headresses. The Flat Hood is last in the “hood evolution,” … Continue reading

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A very Tudor Halloween: the French Hood

The crescent-shaped French hood, made popular in the cultural zeitgeist again thanks to the popularity of the Tudors in film and on TV is an easy Halloween hairpiece. Continue reading

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dinner is served! part ii, volume one

Eleanor of Aquitaine accompanies her husband Louis VII on the 2nd Crusade only to cheat on him with her uncle, Raymond de Poitiers, en route. 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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