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Cleopatra (1917) Poster

(1917)

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About 40 seconds of footage has been preserved.
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The last two known prints were destroyed in fires at the Fox studios and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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The film contains the largest number of costume changes by one performer (50) in any silent film. Coincidentally, the largest number of costume changes by a single performer in any film was Elizabeth Taylor 's 65 in Cleopatra (1963) .
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According to the studio, this film cost $500,000 to produce and 2,000 people were employed behind the scenes.
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Is on AFI's "Lost Films" list.
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A few feet of this film were turned over to the George Eastman House by a private collector.
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Even though a print of the film did not exist, this was the version that 20th Century-Fox was inspired to remake in 1958, the result being Cleopatra (1963) starring Elizabeth Taylor. Producer Walter Wanger was handed a parched script of the original film and told to update it and immediately go into production.
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The film premiered in France at the Mogador Palace with a musical score by Paul Letombe, played by a 40 piece orchestra.
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