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Movies: ‘The Queen of Versailles’
David and Jackie Siegel in “The Queen of Versailles”

Versailles, Louis XIV’s great stage set for playing out his theatrical drama of kingship and the near divinity of monarchs, has seduced visitors and dreamers for nearly 400 years with visions of wealth, splendor and beauty. But Versailles represented the apogee of a monarchy that, separated from its country by gilded gates and strict court protocol, would be destroyed by the French Revolution. Even the king and queen would lose their heads to the guillotine.

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