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The Kardashian industry

...might have died a billionaire.The rehearsal dinner was at Versailles, and the wedding ceremony at Forte di Belvedere in Florence...nothing except class, grace and enduring accomplishment.Both Versailles, built into one of the largest palaces in the world by Louis...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-28/the-kardashian-industry
News
The Queen of Versailles

Now Playing Synopsis: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield offers this documentary profile of nouveau-riche time-share entrepreneurs David and Jackie Siegel, who witness the sudden collapse of their lifelong dream when construction on their opulent, 90,000-square-foot Versailles-inspired manor is suddenly halted after the economy collapses. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: David Siegel, Jackie Siegel, Virginia Nebel Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Cal Thomas: Humiliation nation(s)

...though the analogy is far from perfect - Russia reflects Germany's attitude after its defeat in World War I. The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to disarm, concede territory and pay reparations. Hitler's rise to power two decades later was in large...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-22/cal-thomas-humiliation-nations
Opinion
Priest, anthropologist to receive humanities awards

...Friend of the Humanities award to the Rev. Rene Astruc of Mountain Village on Oct. 25 in Anchorage. Astruc was born in Versailles, France in 1924. He did not like his native hot climate and after becoming a priest, requested a mission where it was cold...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/100401/ala_100401alapm0060001.shtml
French priest who served western Alaska dies at age 77

...for extending church approbation to Yup'ik customs, including traditional dance and potlatch ceremonies. He was born in Versailles, France, on Sept. 17, 1924. After the war, he joined the Jesuits. ''I requested a mission where it was cold...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/063002/ala_063002alapm0040001.shtml
Alaska
Perils of Polly: We've landed in Russia. 'OK. Now what?'

...50 miles, in and out of rain showers, visiting this and that church, and, of course, the Hermitage, which is like the Versailles of Russia. Everything was extravagant, ornate, and beautiful. The third day we decided to check out the train station...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091010/out_706250259.shtml
Outdoors
Farewell, My Queen

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Benoît Jacquot adapted Chantal Thomas' bestselling novel examining the genesis of the French Revolution as witnessed from the perspective of the servants closest to Marie Antoinette. July 1789: Versailles. As the people of France rise up against King Louie XVI (Xavier Beauvois), the frightened sovereigns begin plotting their escape. Sidonie Laborde (Léa Seydoux) is the Queen's reader, and as such enjoys the many lavish privileges of being in the monarch's entourage. She sees herself as an extended member of the royal family, so when Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger) requests that Sidonie don the Queen's clothing and flee in her carriage, the naïve servant views it as a tremendous honor. Meanwhile, the Queen herself plots to escape the palace under the cover of darkness, leaving her most loyal servant at the mercy of the raging mob. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois, Noemie Lvovsky Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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