Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

The Lady, the Lover, the Legend, 1932-2011

Book - 2011
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From her fairytale childhood to her impressive array of movies and marriages, Elizabeth Taylor’s life, both on and off the screen, has enchanted, saddened, appalled, and entertained us for the past seven decades.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend?the first new biography to be published following her death?strips away the Hollywood veneer to reveal the woman as she really was. Through his incredible depth of knowledge, biographer David Bret sheds new light on the Elizabeth Taylor we thought we knew: her feud with Louis B. Mayer, her friendship with Montgomery Clift, the abuse she suffered at the hands of Nicky Hilton, the real story behind the Taylor-Fisher-Reynolds love triangle?and, of course, her epic relationship with Richard Burton, just as stormy in real life as it was on film. With compassion and admiration, Bret describes Taylor’s later years, including her fight for AIDS awareness and support for gay rights, her strange friendship with Michael Jackson, and her deteriorating health leading up to her untimely death in March 2011.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend is a shockingly honest, richly detailed book about one of the greatest Hollywood superstars of all time.

From her fairytale childhood to her impressive array of movies and marriages, Elizabeth Taylor’s life, both on and off the screen, has enchanted, saddened, appalled, and entertained us for the past seven decades.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legendthe first new biography to be published following her deathstrips away the Hollywood veneer to reveal the woman as she really was. Through his incredible depth of knowledge, biographerDavid Bret sheds new light on the Elizabeth Taylor we thought we knew: her feud with Louis B. Mayer, her friendship with Montgomery Clift, the abuse she suffered at the hands of Nicky Hilton, the real story behind the Taylor-Fisher-Reynolds love triangleand, of course, her epic relationship with Richard Burton, just as stormy in real life as it was on film. With compassion and admiration, Bret describes Taylor’s later years, including her fight for AIDS awareness and support for gay rights, her strange friendship with Michael Jackson, and her deteriorating health leading up to her untimely death in March 2011.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend is a shockingly honest, richly detailed book about one of the greatest Hollywood superstars of all time.


Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781553654407
Branch Call Number: BIO Taylor BRE
Characteristics: 307 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.

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(*Elizabeth Taylor quote*) - "I can't remember a day when I wasn't famous."

If I were to best describe Elizabeth Taylor's celebrated life to you in just 3 words - Those 3 words would probably be - Scandalous - Dramatic - Diamond-studded...... (Uh... Need I say more?)

Already on her way to becoming a Hollywood star at the age of 10 - This celebrity-biography covers Taylor's active life (that was forever in the spotlight) quite thoroughly.

Of course - You may find that you do not much like the woman that author David Bret reveals to you in his book, as it strips away the glossy veneer to portray Taylor as she really was - Arrogant, attention-seeking, avaricious, reckless, monstrous towards her peers, generous, even foolish at times but, above all (through the tumultuous relationships and the personal mayhem) a survivor.

This book also includes a 16-page photo gallery, as well.

Elizabeth Taylor died in 2011 at the age of 79.

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HelpMeSingIt
Jun 12, 2011

Don't bother reading this book. I read some of it in the grocery store and it is just tabloid trash. Sarcasm, degrading, disrespectful to the memory of Elizabeth, her friends, her community. But this kind of garbage sells, right? Disgraceful.

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