Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra cape sold at auction

Elizabeth Taylor was quite an iconic force in the cinematic world, and post her demise, her spirit still lingers on. After the makeup room trailer, it was the turn of a shimmering gold cape, from the movie Cleopatra she donned for her title role in two crucial scenes in the 1963 film, to go under the hammer. It fetched a staggering $59,375 under the hammer at the Heritage Auctions. The piece of cinematic interest was purchased by an anonymous East Coast collector.

The cape sports wings of a Phoenix and has been crafted using thin panels of gold-painted leather set with hand-stitched gold beads and sequins. Taylor was spotted with the cape in two scenes: the first being Cleopatra’s dramatic entrance to Rome and the queen’s dramatic “exit” by asp bite.

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