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    Elizabeth Taylor "Cleopatra" "Entrance Into Rome" and interment gown with elaborate replica headpiece from Cleopatra. (TCF, 1963) Vintage original iconic gown and costume pieces including (1) sleeveless gold lamé floor-length gown with plunging neckline, embroidered feather motif of gold bullion thread and silver star sequins, split-paneled skirt, zipper front closure and an under dress with silk bodice and pleated gold lamé skirt. Retaining the internal 20th Century Fox bias label handwritten with, "L. Taylor". Includes (1) exacting replica headpiece constructed of multimedia including silver bugle beads and gold foil feathers, gold bullion appliqué piping, strung sequins, cast resin components and gilded and glittered embellishment all built on a leather lined interior shell. This costume was designed to represent the living embodiment of the goddess "Isis" and is highly visible in the film's unforgettable scenes when "Cleopatra" (Taylor) enters Rome, as well as the final scene when Cleopatra lies in state upon the sarcophagus in her tomb. Designed by Irene Sharaff who earned an Academy Award for her legendary efforts. The gown was featured in Debbie Reynolds' Las Vegas "Hollywood Museum" from Feb. 1995 to April 1996. The costume was also loaned to the Field Museum in Chicago as part of the "Cleopatra, From History to Myth" exhibit Oct. 2001 to March 2002, and to Bulgari Jewelers in May 2013 for the after-screening reception they hosted for the film's 50th anniversary gala at the Cannes Film Festival. The gown exhibits age, fraying to surface, production wear, thread pulls and loosening seams. Interior silk linings exhibit some breaching and splitting not visible when displayed. Also includes a seated mannequin featuring a likeness of Taylor's face modeled from her actual life mask. In vintage, extremely well cared for very good condition.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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