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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2009, 03:38:38 PM »
You are welcome, Imperial_Grounds.

Queen Draga

Queen in 1902.
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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2009, 04:05:10 PM »
She was very pretty, even though the photos are retouched, as is always case.
 I can't find any of the movies either. I did watch the YouTube  link. Interesting.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2009, 04:17:29 PM »
Me neither. Thank you both.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #63 on: February 15, 2009, 04:34:42 PM »
I did find another book- Belgrade, White City of Death by  Wilson. 1903. But,it has been a long time since I have read it. I think is was  actualyy partenered by Mijatovich. I am still searching for the mysterious 4th book, which may or may have not been by Harding.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2009, 05:37:52 PM »
I heard of it. Thank you a lot.


Juky 23rd, 1900 (or August 5th) - a wedding day. In front of Sabor Church, Belgrade

After this treat, Nathalie converted in Catholic Church, and 'regret because she gave birth Alexander'. Draga wasn't accepted at Court and people, but people was glad that new Queen is Serbian one.

Draga -- Alexander correspondence is very emotional and pulse.

Thanks, Vecchiolarry.  ;)
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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2009, 06:01:42 PM »
Hi,

The Pola Negri film, "A Woman Commands" was made at RKO in Hollywood in 1932.   Basil Rathbone and Roland Young costarred.  Miss Negri sings the song, "Paradise" in it and it became a hit for her.
I have never seen the movie but was told that 'it stunk'...
Turner Classic Movies plays many RKO movies, so maybe it will turn up on that channel.

Also, Miss Negri gave several copies of her old movies to MOMA in NYC.  Maybe "A Woman Commands" is one of them??

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2009, 08:06:52 PM »


Queen Draga, I can see broch of Obrenovic dynasty. She was nice, IMO.  ;)
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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2009, 08:35:40 PM »
From Ebay:



Hungary 1903, last known photo taken of Couple.

Same one from GettyImages:


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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2009, 09:42:02 AM »
Portrait of Queen Draga:







Queen Draga's sisters:




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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2009, 09:46:38 AM »
Queen Draga in national costume:


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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2009, 11:27:45 AM »
Many thanks, Marc -- her sisters -- Christine, Voika and Gina, sent away day after murder to Germany.

Queen Draga from 1903 movie:



Old Palace, where couple was killed:


(couple's bedroom is on far left)

It was said -- Draga's eyes were something special. One man tried to entry to her room in Paris, but it was refused. French's president was shocked how they killed that beautiful woman. There is legend that she saved King's life at Biarritz, during visiting Queen Nathalie.


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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2009, 11:30:35 AM »
I do not know for sure, but were not at least 2 of them married and whatever happened to them?

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #72 on: February 22, 2009, 03:03:07 PM »
Only one was married - Christine(had 2 sons and a daughter). Voika and Gina didn't marry. Voika died in 70s (Geneva, Swiss), left memories about her sister Draga.
Gina had some psychical problems.  :(

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #73 on: February 22, 2009, 03:19:42 PM »
It is interesting that so much attention has been paid to such a minor royal.  I wonder, was it the tragedy of her unjustified death that causes this? Obviously her political influence is long gone.
 I have lost contact with my Serbian friend, so I also wonder if the Old Palace is still standing. Marlene might know, if we do not have any Serbians on the thread at the time.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #74 on: February 22, 2009, 03:34:02 PM »
Old palace was destroyed in 1904. So now it is only wain place..only garden. And indeed she had influence on politics.



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