CLEOPATRA (1963) 12768

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20th Century Fox Original German 23x33 Poster Folded Very Fine Condition

Original 20th Century-Fox Roadshow German 23x33 poster for the Joseph L. Mankiewicz historical epic, CLEOPATRA (1963) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison. Originally this film was supposed to be two three hour movies-- the first dealing with Caesar and Cleopatra and the second with Antony and Cleopatra. But Fox, reeling from the exorbitant cost overruns associated with this budgetary debacle, decided to release one four hour movie instead. The result of this unfortunate decision is a spectacular film - spectacular in a way that digital effects cannot hope to match - with a less than satisfying narrative. Elizabeth Taylor's original contract stipulated that she was to be paid $1 million. But after a lengthy $50 million lawsuit brought by the studio against Burton and Taylor and then a countersuit by Taylor, the studio finally settled with the actress for $7 million. The campaign art for the posters for this film were done by Howard Terpning. Two different images were produced. One was the famous couch scene and the other was this throne room tableau. The film was so famous at the time that some posters produced for the film did not included the title of the film on the poster. This is one such poster, the German 23x33, folded, and in very fine condition. MovieArt Austin guarantees that this poster is an authentic German poster for this film, dating from the first year of release. MovieArt Austin will sell no reproductions.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor - Actor
Sir Rex Harrison - Actor
George Cole - Actor
Pamela Brown - Actor
Hume Cronyn - Actor
Martin Landau - Actor
Roddy McDowall - Actor
Sir Robert Stephens - Actor
Gregoire Aslan - Actor
Michael Gwynn - Actor
Sir Michael Hordern - Actor
Carroll O'Connor - Actor
John Doucette - Actor
Finlay Currie - Actor
Cesare Danova - Actor

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