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Glamour girls: Cleomania in mass culture

WYKE, MDC; Montserrat, D; (2011) Glamour girls: Cleomania in mass culture. In: Miles, Margaret M, (ed.) Cleopatra: A sphinx revisited. (pp. 172-194). University of California Press Green open access

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Abstract

While Elizabeth Taylor was in Rome shooting the spectacular Hollywood epicCleopatra, women’s magazines began to advise their readers how to create “a new Egyptian look” whose models were Nefertiti and Cleopatra, Egypt’s two most iconic queens.¹ An article inLookmagazine for 27 February 1962 predicted: Superimpose two such famous glamour girls as Elizabeth Taylor and Cleopatra, and you are in for a beauty boom. In her role as Egypt’s seductive queen, actress Taylor’s exotic eye makeup, diverse hair styles (devised with 30 wigs), magnificent jewels and gowns are bound to inspire a new Egyptian look every bit as...

Type: Book chapter
Title: Glamour girls: Cleomania in mass culture
ISBN: 0520243676
ISBN-13: 9780520243675
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pnvmm
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Greek and Latin
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10143383
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