Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor

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Grove Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 449 pages
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Elizabeth Taylor is one of our last great movie stars. An Oscar-winning actress, she has lived her entire life in front of the spotlights, and her glamour and smouldering, sensual charisma are the stuff of legend. In Elizabeth, Alexander Walker presents the story of a life that was lived, on and off camera, with a passion rarely matched by even today's outspoken celebrities. From her privileged childhood, the influence of her strong-willed mother, and her rise to stardom in films like National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, and Cleopatra, to her husbands, her obsession with jewelry, and her amazing resilience in the face of public scandal and personal tragedy, Walker shows us the real Elizabeth -- as an actress and as a person determined to live on her own terms.
  

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Contents

LIKE FATHER LIKE MOTHER
3
A MARVELLOUS FEELING
11
TROUBLE IN EDEN
20
SING FOR MISS HOPPER
27
NATIONAL IDOL
37
LOVE AND THE LONELY CHILD
48
WHY SHE IS A WOMAN
56
AND A DANGEROUS WOMAN
65
BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
224
LE SCANDALE
237
LAMOUR FOU
246
O MISTRESS MINE
253
FROM PURGATORY TO PUERTO VALLARTA
259
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
268
FOR THE MONEY WE WILL DANCE
276
WORK WORK WORK SPEND SPEND SPEND
284

CONSPIRACIES AND SUITORS
75
THE FIRST DENT
84
THE SUN AND THE STARS
91
A MOVIE ROMANCE
99
WEDDING OF WEDDINGS
106
A CLASH OF DYNASTIES
113
DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD STYLE
120
GIVE THE GIRL ANYTHING SHE WANTS
129
BIG MAMA
141
FAME AND FRUSTRATION
150
THE CRACKUP
158
A NEW KIND OF MAN A NEW KIND OF WORLD
166
HEY BIG SPENDER
178
THE FALL OF A TYCOON
186
A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO
195
THE MATING GAME
203
SIC TRANSIT GLORIA
211
BARQUES AND BITES
293
DIAMOND LIZ
302
OH WHERE ARE THE WRITERS TO RESCUE US?
311
A CHIPMUNK RETURNS
320
THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE
327
ISSUES OF WEIGHT
338
POSITIVELY THEIR LAST APPEARANCE
347
I HAVE NO PLAN TO SUCCUMB
363
MRS FORTENSKY
374
UNHAPPY AS LARRY
382
Chronology
399
Charts of Elizabeth Taylors Marriages and Family
410
Acknowledgments and Bibliography
414
Source Notes
417
Index
437
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Alexander Walker is the author of over twenty books.

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