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During principal photography, portions of the film were shot on location at the recently completed Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, CA. The racetrack's facade was decorated to stand-in for the exterior of the Palace at Versailles.
Prince de Rohan:
Monseigneur, Madame. I have the honor to deliver this charming box.
Marie: A present! Yes, I'm sure it is! Our anniversary, you know! From whom?
Prince de Rohan: Oh, that Madame, I am not at liberty to say. Shall we unfasten the ribbon?
Marie: I shall do it myself! To Louis: Will...
The stately minuet heard at the lavish ball sequence hosted by the Duc D'Orleans at Versailles, is from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, which was composed in 1787. A few moments after the Minuet ends, King Louis XV arrives. He died in 1774 and therefore, this music could not possibly have been played at such an event as it had yet to be written.
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