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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2005, 04:59:28 AM »
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maybe everyone knows about this but i thought it was cute and wanted to mention it:

when mozart was 6 and was taken to the maria theresa court to play, he played so well that maria theresa was impressed and congratulated him and asked what he wanted (you know, as a reward)... he said 'to marry her!' and pointed to marie antoinette :D


I've heard different versions of this story. One has Mozart falling on the stage and MA helping him up so he pledges to marry her. Also, Maria Theresa kissed him, and when he was performing at another court and the Queen there would not kiss him he said 'But the Empress did!'

On a side note, I recently read on wikipedia that Antonia Fraser's Marie-Antoinette: The Journey is being made into a film, with Kirsten Dunst as MA.
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2005, 06:32:47 AM »
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I've heard different versions of this story. One has Mozart falling on the stage and MA helping him up so he pledges to marry her. Also, Maria Theresa kissed him, and when he was performing at another court and the Queen there would not kiss him he said 'But the Empress did!'

On a side note, I recently read on wikipedia that Antonia Fraser's Marie-Antoinette: The Journey is being made into a film, with Kirsten Dunst as MA.




Who is playing Fersen?? I admit to finding Tyrone Power a bit "hot" when I saw him play Fersen on the 1936(??) version of marie antoinette with Norma Shearer.

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2005, 06:43:12 AM »
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Who is playing Fersen?? I admit to finding Tyrone Power a bit "hot" when I saw him play Fersen on the 1936(??) version of marie antoinette with Norma Shearer.


I wish I could tell you, but that's about all I know . . . ???
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2005, 04:06:40 PM »
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Who is playing Fersen?? I admit to finding Tyrone Power a bit "hot" when I saw him play Fersen on the 1936(??) version of marie antoinette with Norma Shearer.


Prince Lieven doens't know but I know that Fersen will be played by Jamie Dornan (I think he is a fashion model and it will be is 1st movie  :P)

I just went to IMDB to find!  ;D
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2005, 06:20:26 PM »
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Prince Lieven doens't know but I know that Fersen will be played by Jamie Dornan (I think he is a fashion model and it will be is 1st movie  :P)

I just went to IMDB to find!  ;D


Well, I'm glad someone knows! thanks Grand Duke!  :)
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2005, 05:09:15 PM »
Actually, I've asked this before, but got no answer. I read in the Royal Diaries book about Marie Antoinette that she had to take her Austrian clothes off in front of all those women and get her French clothes. She also had to take her baths in front of other women. I know those diaries aren't very accurate, so what really happened?

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2005, 05:38:18 PM »


I don't know much about this case in particular, but it was an ancient costume. The new Queen or Princess of a European country, when married to a foreign prince, had to throw away her old clothes to follow the fashion of her new country.

Marie Louise of Orleans, for example, when married to Carlos II of Spain, was forced to abandon her beautiful and shiny French clothes for the more austere style of the Spanish Court!

I imagine you refer to the same thing!
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2005, 05:44:53 PM »
Well, I read that it's just an urban legend that Marie Antoinette had to strip off in front of her future husband . . . Isabeau of Bavaria is rumoured to have done this too.
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2005, 06:33:07 AM »
so typical to cast a handsome model to play an actor's role...  :-/
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2005, 06:34:52 AM »
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so typical to cast a handsome model to play an actor's role...  :-/


I don't think you'll be complaining when you see him, ilyala.  ;D
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2005, 12:46:52 PM »
It's is not a legend! It's true... :)

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2005, 01:51:59 PM »
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It's is not a legend! It's true... :)


Really? How did you learn it is true?
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2005, 04:23:32 PM »
A pavillion was built on an island in the river the demarcated the border between French and foreign territory. She entered it clothed in Austrian clothes, with her Austrian attendants, and then removed every vestige of her native accoutrements, down to the skin. When she left she was dressed as a Frenchwoman, her hair re-done to French custom, and she was attended by French noble ladies. She was then escorted to Louis XV as the Dauphine of France.
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2005, 07:52:27 PM »
i will if he plays badly...

if i wanna see a beautiful face i look at a pic. when i watch a movie i expect some acting :P
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