Elizabeth Taylor by Bert Stern

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Bert Stern. The scar seen here on her neck dates back to the production of her film “Cleopatra”, Taylor became ill with what has been called both “Asian Flu” and “Malta Fever.” She was rushed to the hospital in London and soon fell into a coma. Eventually, Taylor underwent an emergency tracheotomy that saved her life.
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Claudette Colbert’s promotional shots for Cleopatra.

Claudette Colbert portrait from Cleopatra by Ray Jones, wearing a signature gold-lamé and emerald boudoir gown by Travis Banton from  the Cecil B. Demille film “Cleopatra” (1934) – sold at a 2011 auction for forty thousand dollars.

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Claudette Colbert signature gold-lamé and emerald boudoir gown by Travis Banton from 1934's Cleopatra - sold at a 2011 auction for forty thousand dollars. Claudette Colbert, 1934, in a publicity shot for Cleopatra Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra in Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra 1934 Claudette Colbert in Cleopatra (1934) Claudette Colbert portrait from Cleopatra by Ray Jones 1934 Claudette Colbert publicity still for Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra, 1934

Cecil B. DeMille on the cover of TIME!

“When William Shakespeare was ready to write the story of Cleopatra, he needed nothing more than pen, ink, paper and his own lively genius. Three centuries later George Bernard Shaw required no more equipment for the same task. But when Paramount put Cecil Blount DeMille to work on this well-worn old tale, that old-time director could not even get started without $750,000, a majority of the unemployed actors in Hollywood, ten crates of real grapes by airmail from South America…” (Cover Story for Time magazine, Monday, Aug. 27, 1934)

Check out Cecil B. DeMille on the cover of Time magazine in 1934, after his film “Cleopatra”.
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Aug. 27, 1934 Cecile B Demille