Never mind - I missed a key point in the documentation. For anyone who's wondering:
lg = legend()
Can you change the background of the figure legends generated by matplotlib? I'd like to have some white-on-black figures for a few presentations that I'm giving, and I can change the figure and axes facecolor attributes accordingly (as well as the default text and axis label colors), but I can't find an option anywhere to change the background of the legend: it still shows up as a white box. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.