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Elizabeth Taylor : the grit & glamour of an icon

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  • ISBN: 9780063067653
  • ISBN: 006306765X
  • ISBN: 9780008435820
  • ISBN: 0008435820
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 495 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Includes unpublished letters, photographs, and private reflections" --
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [451]-472) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Introduction : Elizabeth the first -- The most beautiful creature : the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s -- Passion and pain : the 1950s and 1960s -- Lavish love : the 1960s and 1970s -- Survivor : the 1970s and 1980s -- True grit : the 1980s and 1990s -- A legacy of love : the 1990s to 2011 -- Afterword : Lust for life.
Summary, etc.: "No celebrity rivals Elizabeth Taylor's glamour and guts or her level of fame. She was the last major star to come out of the old Hollywood studio system and she is a legend known for her beauty and her magnetic screen presence in a career that spanned most of the twentieth century and nearly sixty films. But her private life was even more compelling than her Oscar-winning on-screen performances. During her seventy-nine years of rapid-fire love and loss she was married eight times to seven different men. Above all, she was a survivor--by the time she was twenty-six she was twice divorced and once widowed. Her life was a soap opera that ended in a deeply meaningful way when she became the first major celebrity activist to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS. A co-founder of amfAR, she raised more than 100 million dollars for research and patient care. She was also a shrewd businesswoman who made a fortune as the first celebrity perfumer who always demanded to be paid what she was worth. In the first ever authorized biography of the Hollywood icon, Kate Andersen Brower reveals the world through Elizabeth's eyes. Brower uses Elizabeth's unpublished letters, diary entries, and off-the-record interview transcripts as well as interviews with 250 of her closest friends and family to tell the full, unvarnished story of her remarkable career and her explosive private life that made headlines worldwide. Elizabeth Taylor [by Kate Andersen Brower] captures this intelligent, empathetic, tenacious, volatile, and complex woman as never before, from her rise to massive fame at age twelve in National Velvet to becoming the first to negotiate a million-dollar salary for a film, from her eight marriages and enduring love affair with Richard Burton to her lifelong battle with addiction and her courageous efforts as an AIDS activist. Here is a fascinating and complete portrait worthy of the legendary star and her legacy."--
Subject: Taylor, Elizabeth 1932-2011
Motion picture actors and actresses Great Britain Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses California Los Angeles Biography
Taylor, Elizabeth 1932-2011
Motion picture actors and actresses
California Los Angeles
Great Britain
Genre: Biographies.
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