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From: (History Writer)
Subject: Re: The House of Valois and "The Affair of the Necklace"
Date: 21 Nov 2002 13:10:50 -0800
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(A Tsar Is Born) wrote in message news:<>...
> The best account of the subject that I've ever read is in "The Fatal
> Friendship" by Stanley Loomis. The friendship in question is that of
> Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen, so the Necklace Affair is
> peripheral to the larger story. Loomis also wrote a splendid biography
> of Mme du Barry (much more interesting than I thought she'd be) and
> "Paris in the Terror," which is terrific history if a bit grim for
> those of us with royal affections.
> Jean Coeur de Lapin
Thank you for these references. As for Marie Antoinette, I have
learned that Evelyn Farr sold early in 2002 her screenplay of "Untold
Love Story: Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen" to Mandalay
Entertainment, and that the film is due to be released in 2003.
Farr's biography of the same title was published in 1995. Does anyone
know who has been cast as Marie Antoinette? Count Fersen? Also, I am
now aware that Alexandre Dumas wrote a popular fictionalized account
of the necklace affair in "Le Collier de la Reine" in 1849-1850, known
as "The Queen's Necklace" in English. This was the second in Dumas's
five novel series on the period before and during the French
Revolution. It is amazing to me how poorly marketed the "Affair of
the Necklace". Promoting sales of this novel could have been help
publicize the film. C'est la vie!
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