23 March 2011
One of Old Hollywood's most gorgeous women passed away today.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor will be remembered by the world for her serious lavender eyes, her puerile voice and her tumultuous love life.
I will always remember her as the girl who drove Monty Clift to murder in A Place in the Sun (1951), and the wife who almost drove Paul Newman to madness in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958).
Yes, her personal life was fraught with intrigue, booze and scandal, (she was, afterall, the first celebrity to openly check into the Betty Ford Clinic), but her love of animals, her sense of style and the over 50 films in which she starred throughout her carreer, will carry her legacy on through Hollywood history.
I would also highly recommend C. David Heymann's Liz: An Inimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor.
"I'm always late, it's part of my charm!"
02 March 2011
I finished my latest read, Howard Hughes: The Untold Story. Again my love for old Hollywood stars and their biographies is justified. Such a page-turner! I think the best part is that Howard Hughes was involved with just about every woman in Hollywood at that time. So reading this book was something like reading mini biographies of Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Jean Peters (to name just a few).