Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011): Queen of the Silver Screen

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A photographic collection tracing Elizabeth's life in all its intensity, through movies, marriages, and charity work—including never before seen personal photographs

 

A movie star from the age of 12, Elizabeth Taylor was known for her luminous beauty, radiant star quality, and undeniable acting prowess. This collection of photos pays tribute to the actress and celebrity, who was also known for her love of large diamonds and full-on living, and for ...

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Overview

A photographic collection tracing Elizabeth's life in all its intensity, through movies, marriages, and charity work—including never before seen personal photographs

 

A movie star from the age of 12, Elizabeth Taylor was known for her luminous beauty, radiant star quality, and undeniable acting prowess. This collection of photos pays tribute to the actress and celebrity, who was also known for her love of large diamonds and full-on living, and for notching up seven husbands. In all respects, she exhibited a unique lust for life, and her greatest movie triumphs were those in which she has was able to give rein to her blend of kitten-like siren and wild force of nature—including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the latter with her longest-lasting and arguably most compatible husband, Richard Burton. For all the artifice of her life, there was a natural quality to her and, perhaps more than any other actress, the magic of her star has never faded. This book features never before seen personal photographs, given by Liz to Michael Jackson, who subsequently left them in a taxi in Germany and told the driver to keep them, including brilliantly candid family snaps of Taylor, Burton, their children, and even Marlon Brando at play.

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Photographer and writer Lloyd (William: The People's Prince) fills this tribute to Elizabeth Taylor with never-before-seen candid photographs, tracing her life from beginning to end. Covering both the professional and the personal aspects of her life, Lloyd captures Taylor's growth as an actress, wife, mother, and philanthropist, and he is ever careful to include those rare moments captured at home. Still, much as in Richard Schickel's Brando: A Life in Our Times, the text is secondary to the images, which may cause those seeking an in-depth account of her life to turn elsewhere. VERDICT Readers looking for a photographic history and surface account of Taylor's most important relationships will find them here. Those wanting a more thorough account of the violet-eyed beauty will find it in Joseph Papa's Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend.—Rochelle LeMaster, Medina Cty. Dist. Lib., OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780233003412
  • Publisher: Deutsch, Andre
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Lloyd is a freelance writer and photographer. He writes for Hello! magazine and is the author of William: The People's Prince.

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