… the court pronounced sentence and condemned “the aforementioned Jeanne Vaubernier, the woman Du Barry … to the penalty of death, ordering that this sentence be executed within twenty-four hours on the Place de la Revolution of this city.”
When she heard these words—among the most terrible the human ear can hear—the unhappy woman rose from her chair and uttered a cry of despair. She was supported back to her cell on the arms of two gendarmes.
The execution was ordered to take place at eleven o’clock the following morning.
—Du Barry: A Biography by Stanley Loomis
image: Madame du Barry (1919)
Crystal Renn for Zac Posen, Pre-Fall 2013
Isn’t it delicious?
Bette Davis & Joan Crawford in “What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?”
Do not want!