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Elizabeth : the Life Of Elizabeth Taylor

Author: Alexander Walker; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elizabeth Taylor is perhaps the most "public" of the great stars: an Oscar-winning actress who has lived her entire life in the glare of the spotlights. Much has been written about her; now, for the first time, Elizabeth offers a serious, in-depth look at one of the great legends of Hollywood. With the readability, sensitivity, and thoroughness that have made his previous biographies best-sellers, Alexander Walker  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Walker; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802195241 0802195245
OCLC Number: 948036167
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 25, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; PART ONE jara and Elizabeth; 1 LIKE FATHER, LIKE MOTHER; 2 'A MARVELLOUS FEELING'; 3 TROUBLE IN EDEN; 4 'SING FOR MISS HOPPER'; 5 NATIONAL IDOL; 6 LOVE AND THE LONELY CHILD; 7 'WHY, SHE IS A WOMAN!'; 8 . . .AND A 'DANGEROUS' WOMAN; 9 CONSPIRACIES AND SUITORS; 10 THE FIRST DENT; PART TWO A Star is Made; 11 THE SUN AND THE STARS; 12 A MOVIE ROMANCE; 13 'WEDDING OF WEDDINGS'; 14 A CLASH OF DYNASTIES; 15 DIVORCE --
HOLLYWOOD STYLE; 16 'GIVE THE GIRL ANYTHING SHE WANTS!'; 17 BIG MAMA; 18 FAME AND FRUSTRATION 19 THE CRACK-UP20 'A NEW KIND OF MAN, A NEW KIND OF WORLD'; 21 HEY, BIG SPENDER!; 22 THE FALL OF A TYCOON; 23 A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO; 24 THE MATING GAME; 25 SIC TRANSIT GLORIA; 26 BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH; PART THREE The Burtons; 27 'LE SCANDALE'; 28 L' AMOUR FOU; 29 O MISTRESS MINE!; 30 FROM PURGATORY TO PUERTO VALLARTA; 31 A LIFE IN THE THEATRE; 32 'FOR THE MONEY, WE WILL DANCE'; 33 WORK, WORK, WORK --
SPEND, SPEND, SPEND; 34 BARQUES AND BITES; 35 DIAMOND LIZ; 36 'OH, WHERE ARE THE WRITERS TO RESCUE US?'; 37 A CHIPMUNK RETURNS; 38 THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE; 39 ISSUES OF WEIGHT 40 POSITIVELY THEIR LAST APPEARANCEPART FOUR Surviving; 41 'I HAVE NO PLAN TO SUCCUMB'; 42 MRS FORTENSKY; 43 UNHAPPY AS LARRY; ELIZABETH TAYLOR: A CHRONOLOGY; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY; SOURCE NOTES; INDEX
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Abstract:

Elizabeth Taylor is perhaps the most "public" of the great stars: an Oscar-winning actress who has lived her entire life in the glare of the spotlights. Much has been written about her; now, for the first time, Elizabeth offers a serious, in-depth look at one of the great legends of Hollywood. With the readability, sensitivity, and thoroughness that have made his previous biographies best-sellers, Alexander Walker explores the roots of Taylor's extraordinary personality and reveals the secret not only of her success, but of her survival. Here is a life to rival the very movies she played in, told with immense candor, wit, and sympathy: from her privileged London childhood, the enormous influence of her strong-willed mother, and her swift rise to stardom in such films as National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, and the catastrophe-ridden Cleopatra; to her six husbands, her desperate need to love and be loved, her obsession with jewelry, and the amazing resilience that helped her weather not only condemnation for "the most public adultery in history," but also dramatic illnesses that have brought her to the verge of death'and, according to her, beyond. Using scores of unpublished documents and interviews with those who know Taylor best, as well as his own meetings with her over the past thirty years, Alexander Walker recreates the comedies and tragedies in the life of a woman whose rewards and scandals have become the stuff of legend. Elizabeth has raged through life, ever the hungry explorer, never quite the victim, and Elizabeth provides a fascinating inside look at this perpetually alluring star, a story of contradictions and extremes seldom matched in fact or fiction.
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