Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 16, 1956

Diane (M-G-M). Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566) was one of the greatest of Frenchwomen. "She animated a century," says a French biographer. "She created a style." A woman of rare beauty, she was the mistress of a king (Henry II) 20 years her junior, and held his love until he died. In a day when woman's place was in the home, she ruled France well and wisely for more than a decade (1547-59). A patroness of the arts, she was the muse of Jean Goujon, whose finest statue is a portrait of Diane as Diana,...

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