theda bara as cleopatra, elizabeth taylor as cleopatra

Theda Bara as Cleopatra. 1917.

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. 1963.

A fragment of a statue of Cleopatra as Cleopatra.

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3 responses to “theda bara as cleopatra, elizabeth taylor as cleopatra

  1. I thought the pre-code Claudette Colbert version with Warren William directed by Cecil B. DeMille to be the best version, a veritable page from “Hollywood Babylon” come to life with full-tilt decadence.

  2. It’s a little Ken Russell, a little Derek Jarman and even a little Busby Berkeley (check out the dancing Leopard Girls).

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