The posters are rising everywhere. The Egyptian lies on her right side in a gold nightgown with a gold snake in her jet-black hair. The Roman leans broodingly over her, dressed for war in his deep purple cuirass.
On the half-acre billboard above Manhattan's Times Square, there are no names. There is no title. There is no need for one, for the billboard is instantly recognizable as 20th Century-Fox's proclamation of its $40 million movie Cleopatra, by far the most expensive picture ever made, which opens a few weeks hence. Nor do the two lovers...