Cape worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" sold

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The wax figure of actress Elizabeth Taylor in her role as 'Cleopatra' is pictured at Madame Tussauds Hollywood in HollywoodDALLAS (Reuters) – A gold cape worn by Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film “Cleopatra” sold at auction for $59,375 in Dallas on Friday. The cape had been wrapped in tissue and stored in a cedar closet for years, the female owner of the garment told officials at Heritage Auctions. The owner, who asked not to be identified, said her mother had acquired the cape from the now defunct Western Costume company sometime after the film’s premiere. The woman’s mother had worked in the couture fashion industry, Heritage officials said. …

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