liz taylor

Hollywood Depictions of Cleopatra

She is a timeless icon of femininity and feminism. She is the most famous woman in the history of the world–perhaps because she was, and remains, the most powerful woman in the history of the world. No subsequent queen or… Continue reading

Elizabeth Taylor Will Live Forever

I first came to admire Elizabeth Taylor for her definitive portrayal of Cleopatra in the 1963 production. She never won an award for it–those accolades would come from other movies–and Elizabeth Taylor’s antics, on and off the set, bankrupted a… Continue reading

K is for Kleopatra

No, I’m not going to get into a brawl with those historians who insist that Kleopatra should be spelled in Greek fashion when trying to market a novel to an American audience who is used to seeing the name spelled… Continue reading

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