A Modern Madame du Barry

Is she Du Barry enough for you??

This is a photograph of Norma Talmadge who played Madame du Barry, in Du Barry, Woman of Passion.  The movie was made in 1930 and I have yet to locate a copy.  If you know of one, let me know! I love classic takes on the 18th century!


  1. I've never heard of this but I have seen Lucille Ball play Madame Du Barry in DuBarry was a Lady.

  2. Oh I would love to see this too!!!!!

  3. Ok, Lauren, this is what I found for you. I couldn't find movie but I did find a different one and some pictures from the movie. Take a look.




    Hope one of them works! Good luck!

  4. @the Duchess AWESOME! Thank you for finding these!!!!!

    I am so curious about this movie...there has to be a copy somewhere right?

    @Elizabeth Kerri Mahon what did you think about DuBarry was a Lady?

  5. You should also check out the glamourous Dolores Del Rio as Mme du Barry. Notice the prude Marie Antoinette *lol*

  6. Anonymous9:08 PM

    the problem with period films made in the 20's to the 60's is that the people resemble the era they are making the film in and just happen to be wearing period costumes.

    For instance her hairstyle is way too 30's and her makeup is as well (pencil eyebrows??? Really? Soooo 30's inspired). I hate watching greek films from the 60's because the women are wearing false eyelashes and have twiggy inspired makeup with nude lips (seriously?) That's not Grecian at all. Or when they show 60's or 50's films on southern women in the civil war era, they'll be wearing modern bouffants instead of the more georgian ones we know they wore in real life (example: Roots).

    I know I should critique acting more but to me theatre is more about acting and movies are more about visual effects.

  7. This might be a little off topic but while searching you tube I found this delightful BBC show from 1999 called "Let them eat cake". If any of you are Absolutely Fabulous fans you might recognize Jennifer Saunders. (Who also played Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2)


  8. You're welcome, Lauren. Let me know how they work for you.