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Auction History Result

Lot #: #352 CLEOPATRA British quad movie poster '64 Liz Taylor, Burton!

Date Sold 12/18/2004
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 8

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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded British Quad Movie Poster (measures approximately 30" x 40") (Learn More)

Joseph Mankiewicz's Cleopatra, the 1963 (while it was in limited released in the U.S. in 1963, it did not go into general release in the U.S. until 1964, so the posters all have 1964 dating on them) Joseph L. Mankiewicz English/Swiss/U.S. Egypt historical romantic pseudo-biography epic ("The No1 of all time"; "SEE Cleopatra triumphant entry into Rome!"; "SEE the thrilling battle of Actium!"; "SEE the brutal assassination of Caesar!"; "SEE the love affairs that destroyed an empire!"; "SEE the victorious Roman army occupy Cleopatra's Empire"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; based on the novel by Carlo Mario Franzero) starring Elizabeth Taylor (in the title role as Cleopatra), Richard Burton ("as Mark Antony"), Rex Harrison (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; "as Julius Caesar"), Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh (as Brutus), Roddy McDowall (as Octavian), Loris Loddi, and Francesca Annis. Note that this epic production created epic problems for 20th Century-Fox! Huge salaries and many production delays caused the budget for the movie to soar to then record heights, and it almost bankrupted the studio! Initially, Peter Finch was cast as Julius Caesar and Stephen Boyd as "Mark Antony", and this trade ad, which was released at the very start of production, has them billed under Elizabeth Taylor. But during filming in England, she became ill, and production had to be halted, since she was in virtually every scene of the movie. Director Rouben Mamoulian quit to work on another project, and so did Peter Finch and Stephen Boyd, who had to quit due to prior commitments for other movies, and they were of course replaced by Rex Harrison and Richard Burton.
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Condition: very good to fine. there is 1" of separation with tiny paper loss in the left crossfold; it is next to the column at left surrounding the title; there are minor creases along the foldlines and around the edges of the poster
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