CLEOPATRA (1963) 13619

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20th Century Fox Spanish Handbill (4x7 inches) Very Fine, Very Petite!

Original 20th Century-Fox Roadshow Theater Handbill, Spain (4x7 inches) 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. This is one of the smallest posters - actually a theater herald or handbill - for this gigantic epic - that we have seen. The throne room art is by Howard Terpning. MovieArt Austin guarantees that this small handbill was used in Spain for one of the roadshow exhibitors. 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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