Friday, July 19, 2013

Reservations But Without Passengers

In 1962, Italian Line's veteran Vulcania, a classic liner dating from 1928, set off from New York's Pier 84 with each of 8 suites booked. But there were no passengers. The suites were used instead for the costumes & dresses being sent to Rome for use by Elizabeth Taylor in the epic film Cleopatra. It might have been the only time in Atlantic liner history that fares were paid but no travelers were present.
This photo comes from the late Vic Scrivens, through Richard Turnwald. Text and phot sent by Bill Miller.
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