Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend 1932-2011

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend 1932-2011

by David Bret

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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 on March 23, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553659853
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 05/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 675,918
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Bret is a best-selling biographer known for his frank and often controversial discussion of the private lives of Hollywood stars. His previous books include Joan Crawford: Hollywood Martyr and Clark Gable: Tormented Star.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Mother’s Little Dividend 13
Move Over, Shirley Temple 25
With This Fist, I Thee Wed 41
English Without Tears 59
A Date With Jimmy and Rock 75
Lizzie Schwartzkopf, My Jewish Broad! 89
Pass the Parcel, Mike 109
The Launch of the $40 Million Bomb 131
That Intemperate Vamp 147
The Big Hangover: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 165
Duds and Diamonds 181
From Playboy’s Muse to Farmer’s Wife 207
In the Footsteps of Tallulah 227
Goodbye Rock . . . Hello Larry 243
Saint Elizabeth 259
The Fading Star 275
Epilogue 295
Appendix The Films of Elizabeth Taylor 298
index 302

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