Cleopatra’s Beautiful Ruins…

Since there’s only a few more weeks left until Labor Day, you might want to grab Jess Walter’s well-reviewed novel, Beautiful Ruins, for your summer beach read. It has special appeal to vintage movie fans, as the storyline involves a beautiful, mysterious actress visiting the southern Italian coast, fresh off the set of 1962’s epic filming of Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

As an added bonus, check out these equally stunning one-sheets by Mac Gomez (top left) and Howard Terpning.