Hollywood: The Millionairess

If Cleopatra so much as breaks even, Elizabeth Taylor will earn at least $7,000,000. A figure of this magnitude deserves to be savored and detailed. $1,725,000 in salary. Then 10% of most of the gross. This is not just the most money that anyone has ever been paid in the history of show business, more than doubling the $3,000,000 that William Holden siphoned out of the River Kwai. It is the most money that any employee has ever been paid for anything.

And where does this leave Richard Burton? Well, for his work in the same picture, he made $250,000....

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