Girls and Boys, its time for our weekly dose of random stuff.
I want to start out with this intense image of Elizabeth Taylor from Cleopatra. Its of interest to me for how Hollywood twists our perceptions of history, by making the realities of it conform to our hopeful wishes of it, and whatever our current cultural norms are. In this case, though there are some references to the period and place in her attire, she is mostly a resolutely 1960's woman. Really the part of her apparel that gets closest to accuracy is the arm band, but even that is subtly tweaked to conform to the needs of cinema, and the 60s. Her dress is by style, fabric and construction, wrong in every respect, her wig, gives a nod to the culture, but doesn't go all the way, and though her make up references, in particular the bust of Nefertiti, it really owes more to the Mods of London than the Upper Kingdom.
That's all, Folks!