racechanging: Les perles de la couronne

Les perles de la couronne

A French writer tells his wife a fantastic story involving seven perfect pearls, four of which ended up in the English crown.

The pearls were originally in a necklace presented by Pope Clement VII to Catherine de Medicis. Catherine gave them to her daughter-in-law, Mary Queen of Scots. After Mary’s execution four of the pearls fell into the hands of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria later had them set in the royal crown.

But what was the fate of the other three pearls?

And how did the Queen of Abyssinia (Arletty) get into the story?

The makeup

I have no makeup credits for this movie.