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Elisabeth in Bavaria

A first look at the new Sisi film Corsage

A happy coincidence, as Netflix prepares to release a new series about Empress Elisabeth, we also get a brand new film about her. Corsage follows Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) from Christmas 1877 as she celebrates her 40th birthday. As she ages, she refuses to be painted and photographed and is desperate to maintain her image. The [read more]

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Elisabeth in Bavaria

The Year of Empress Elisabeth – “A miserable, languishing creature” (Part one)

Shortly after marrying her first cousin Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, Elisabeth reluctantly began to follow court protocol while lamenting the loss of her former “carefree, innocent existence of Possenhofen.” In Vienna, her health quickly deteriorated, and she suffered from coughing fits and anxiety attacks. These ailments were possibly psychosomatic. In those early years of [read more]