Du Barry

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courtier and influential mistress of Louis XV who was guillotined during the French Revolution (1743-1793)

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Calvin characterized du Barry and his fellow conspirators as, "chevaliers errans, ou de la Table ronde" ("knights errant or knights of the Round Table").
like old Madame du Barry with her head on the block begging: Just a few more seconds, Mr.
Ball had nearly 20 years of big-screen credits prior to launching the TV show that made her a household name, and WHV will debut on DVD five of the films she made from 1940 through 1974: Critic's Choice, Dance Girl Dance, Du Barry Was a Lady, The Big Street and Mame.
So did the great Gladys George, as Madame du Barry, bristle during her opening scene in 1938's lavish MGM epic, "Marie Antoinette.
Specifically Houdon may have used Pajou's Madame Du Barry, shown at the Salon of 1773, as a prototype.
Arriving in the court of Louis XV (Rip Torn), whose dalliances with mistress Madame Du Barry (Asia Argento) are the scandal du jour, Marie nervously ingratiates herself to her husband, the Dauphin, Louis Auguste (Jason Schwartzman), who will ascend the throne upon the death of his father.
Courtesans may well have come from humble beginnings (Madame du Barry started life as a Paris milliner before she became a king's mistress).
Those with a sweet tooth should head for Chocolaterie de Beussent and to Comtesse du Barry, both along Rue Thiers.
Whatever the real reason, it was deliberately dropped from the range of ground colours at this Paris factory five years before Mme du Barry was linked romantically with Louis XV and no colour thereafter was ever given her name in France again.
1793 Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV of France, died on the guillotine after being found guilty by the Revolutionary Tribunal of ``wasting the treasures of the state''.
More famous, and reputedly successful, latter-day lovers, such as Madame Du Barry and Casanova, ate chocolate and served it to their paramours to kindle romance.
Madame du Barry ruled France from the boudoir with her cleavage, albeit backed by a first-rate brain.