The Most Glamorous Movie Star Ever, Elizabeth Taylor, Has Left Us!

March 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Movies/TV, Top Story

I watched Cleopatra recently, and experienced it for all of its majesty; it`s better than ever really. I just did an internet search on Elizabeth Taylor, and found more than 7,000 articles you may access online. I don`t have enough time to read all 7,000 pieces, but I did find a few that are noteworthy. First of all, I`ll link you to the Daily Mirror Coverage. Of the thousands of pics I`ve ogled over, it has my favorite, Liz near the beach in a bathing suit (From the movie Suddenly Last Summer).

My favorite film of hers is Who`s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Liz plays a great hag of a drunk! But I love just about anything from the 1960s, and what about the zany Crack`d Mirror from 1980? I actually went to the Big Screen for that one. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is another great one. Oddly enough, the first thing that came to mind when I heard she died, was the robust tabloid coverage that I experienced (all my life). I will say it lasted all the way through the `60s, `70s, and `80s.

It would be interesting just to look at all that trash again, in terms of reflecting on how the media has functioned, or reacted to a real movie star, over the past 40 or 50 years. I`ll give you a few more links (before I bore you to death). The Wikipedia entry (it will take you about two weeks to read it, though) is good for a biographical summary. You might prefer to break down her life and career in segments, and systematically watch all her films, over the weeks that come. The New York Daily News has 36 glamorous Liz pics here. My pic is of daisies at Whole Foods, but I lay it as a wreath at the foot of the future grave of the last true movie star!