CLEOPATRA (1963) 25474

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Original 20th Century Fox Italian Due Foglio (39x55). Folded. Fine Plus Condition.

Original 20th Century Fox Italian Due Foglio (39x55) 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 Italian two-sheet - it is so named even though the poster is printed on only one sheet - has become the rising star in the inventory of many posters for this huge film. An iconic photograph of Taylor as the Egyptian Queen, scheming, regal, vulnerable. The poster is in fine plus condition with some minor wear. It would be stunning if linen backed or just frame it as it is.

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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