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    • Twentieth Century Studios

    Cleopatra

    1963

    Costume seen on Richard Burton as Marc Antony

    • Peter Rogers Productions
    • Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors

    Carry on Cleo

    1964

    Costume seen on Sidney James as Marc Antony

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About the Costume

The Carry On series of films low budgets is well documented, and their use of local filming locations around Pinewood Studios, as well as sets and costumes that were available at Pinewood is also fairly well known.  It is said that some of the costumes from the 1964 production Carry on Cleo were borrowed from the 1963 Cleopatra.

This fantastic gold and teal armor with leopard fur underneath is a great example of costume reuse. On first glance it would appear that it was first worn by Richard Burton in character as Marc Antony and then worn the next year by Sidney James  – also playing Marc Antony. However, close inspection of the costume reveals some differences in the decoration of the armor.  One could easily assume that changes were made between the two productions to give the costume a different look – as this is certainly something that happens often.  But, when Burton’s original costume came up for auction clearly still in tact, it was clear that these two costumes were not the same…or at least, not the same exact same costume.

That being said, they are still very clearly based on the same costume, and it’s not unlikely that Sid wore one of Burton’s costumes (of which there would have been multiples), or at the very least, the costume worn by Burton’s stunt double or a stand in. While they aren’t the exact same costume, they are so close in design that it’s safe to say that they originated from the same production.

 

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About the Costume

The Carry On series of films low budgets is well documented, and their use of local filming locations around Pinewood Studios, as well as sets and costumes that were available at Pinewood is also fairly well known.  It is said that some of the costumes from the 1964 production Carry on Cleo were borrowed from the 1963 Cleopatra.

This fantastic gold and teal armor with leopard fur underneath is a great example of costume reuse. On first glance it would appear that it was first worn by Richard Burton in character as Marc Antony and then worn the next year by Sidney James  – also playing Marc Antony. However, close inspection of the costume reveals some differences in the decoration of the armor.  One could easily assume that changes were made between the two productions to give the costume a different look – as this is certainly something that happens often.  But, when Burton’s original costume came up for auction clearly still in tact, it was clear that these two costumes were not the same…or at least, not the same exact same costume.

That being said, they are still very clearly based on the same costume, and it’s not unlikely that Sid wore one of Burton’s costumes (of which there would have been multiples), or at the very least, the costume worn by Burton’s stunt double or a stand in. While they aren’t the exact same costume, they are so close in design that it’s safe to say that they originated from the same production.

 

The Carry On series of films low budgets is well documented, and their use of local filming locations around Pinewood Studios, as well as sets and costumes that were available at Pinewood is also fairly well known.  It is said that some of the costumes from the 1964 production Carry on Cleo were borrowed from the 1963 Cleopatra.

This fantastic gold and teal armor with leopard fur underneath is a great example of costume reuse. On first glance it would appear that it was first worn by Richard Burton in character as Marc Antony and then worn the next year by Sidney James  – also playing Marc Antony. However, close inspection of the costume reveals some differences in the decoration of the armor.  One could easily assume that changes were made between the two productions to give the costume a different look – as this is certainly something that happens often.  But, when Burton’s original costume came up for auction clearly still in tact, it was clear that these two costumes were not the same…or at least, not the same exact same costume.

That being said, they are still very clearly based on the same costume, and it’s not unlikely that Sid wore one of Burton’s costumes (of which there would have been multiples), or at the very least, the costume worn by Burton’s stunt double or a stand in. While they aren’t the exact same costume, they are so close in design that it’s safe to say that they originated from the same production.

 

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Katie S.
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Costume Designer:
  • Vittorio Nino Novarese

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