August 5, 2007 9:00 PM
How much is that tunic in the window? At press time, HBO was set to take over the tony Barneys New York in Beverly Hills over the weekend to promote Tuesday’s DVD release of the second season of the series "Rome." Media agency PHD came up with the idea, which included everything from Rome-themed window displays, slated to stay up until Aug. 13, to a cocktail party on Saturday that cast members Kevin McKidd, James Purefoy and Polly Walker and costume designer April Ferry were expected to attend. In addition to DVDs, HBO planned to give party guests a book about the series, featuring never-before-seen photos, production sketches and commentaries by series historian Jonathan Stamp.