Cleopatra (1963)

Cleopatra modeled by Dorothy Lamour, by Henry Clive  for the cover of American Weekly, Oct. 1946

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)

Costume design sketch by Vittorio Nino Novarese for dancers in the 1963 Cleopatra film. (via)

Cleopatra, 1963

detailsofpaintings:

Hans Makart, The Death of Cleopatra (detail)

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Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)

c0ssette:

Giovanni Ricci (Giampietrino) 1525 The Death of Cleopatra (detail)

tinasinatra:

"The Chicks of Cleopatra: Liz’s Extra Special Extras," Playboy, February 1963

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)

thedasbracket:

Theda’s right breast plate from her lost film Cleopatra was recently sold by auction house Julien’s for $22,500, more than 20 times the estimate. As amazing as that was, a seemingly identical item has now come up for auction at another auction house — Profiles in History. It’s also described as her right breast plate, though the estimate is $15,000 to $20,000 this time. I bet it’s all fake! It would be too cool if it were one of multiples from the movie wardrobes but chances are so low.