“I really don’t remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.” Elizabeth Taylor

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Behind the scenes on Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher photographed by Bert Stern

Dear Nat,

…The weather here seems to be brightening and at long last we may get Taylor up on that Sphinx, if we can ever get her out of Burton’s arms. During one of the love scenes the other day, Mankiewicz said, “Cut, then louder, “Cut.” Then he said to them, “I feel as if I’m intruding!

Love, Jack

The Cleopatra Papers: a Private Correspondence, by Jack Brodsky and Nathan Weiss (they worked in publicity at 20th Century-Fox)

 

One comment

  1. Whether they knew it at the time or not…They had the time of their lives in Rome that winter, spring and summer of 62′. And 12 year old me standing in front of those magazine racks at the old Safeway in Fontana just eating it all up from Move Star to Photoplay.

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