The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: The Obsessions, Passions, and Courage of Elizabeth Taylor

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Harper Collins, Mar 28, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 592 pages
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Ellis Amburn's magnificent biography of the Academy AwardŽ-winning actress and legendary beauty captures the unparalleled Elizabeth in all her tragedy and splendor—her tumultuous loves, her doomed affections, her shocking excesses, her courage, and her inimitable style. Filled with stunning revelations about the men in her life—Burton, Clift, Hilton, Dean, Fisher—it is a glorious celebration of the turbulent life of a brilliant star that none in Hollywood or heaven could ever outshine.

 

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Despite headlines of failed marriages and drug addictions, Elizabeth Taylor remains a much-loved public idol symbolizing the grace and beauty of an earlier film era. Amburn, an accomplished biographer ... Read full review

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Elizabeth Taylor has long been someone I've looked up to. She's more than a woman who was married almost 10 times, she's a survivor and that's what drew me to her. This was in my opinion the best bio out there about her and I've read a few Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the New Updated Edition
NICKY
JAMES
A 414DAY JOYRIDE
CLOSURE
THE QUEEN OF
ONE BRIGHT
The Jet
Private Lives and Public Bottoms
Lesions White Diamonds
ROD STEIGER
There Is Nothing Like a Dame
What Remains Behind
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments

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Ellis Amburn worked as a reporter-researcher at Newsweek before becoming a book editor at Putnam, where he edited Jack Kerouac, John Le Carre, William Golding, Edward Albee, and Paul Gallico. He was also editor-in-chief at Delacorte and William Morrow, and edited/collaborated on books by Shelley Winters, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lana Wood, and with Priscilla Presley on her #1 national bestseller Elvis and Me. Mr. Amburn is the author of The Sexiest Man Alive: A Biography of Warren Beatty; Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story; Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin; Buddy Holly; and Subterranean Kerouac.

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