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Wyliefan
03-25-2011, 12:26 PM
Such a wonderful performance, but perhaps even better is Miss Hepburn's performance as Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night". She was a very different person from the character of a Irish Catholic schoolgirl who marries a charismatic young stage actor and becomes a dope addict in the years after the birth of their 2 sons and her husband's constant touring in his warhorse signature role, which he chooses for income rather than fulfilling his promise to be a fine Shakespearean artist.

Interesting you mention that; after I posted about Lion, I thought about Long Day's Journey as another example of a magnificent performance. She was so incredibly versatile.


ETA: I cannot believe I forgot Doris Day on the list of Golden Age stars still with us. Tie in to Ms. Taylor: in the movie "The Mirror Crack'd", her character, attempting to make a return to film after WWII and a tragedy in her life, stares into a mirror and intones "Bags, bags, go away - come again on Doris Day!". :rofl:

Oh, how I HATED that film. The Mirror Crack'd is my favorite Christie novel, and they made such a wreck of it. :( It would have been okay just as a soapy TV movie, but as an adaptation of that book, it was a disaster.

victorskid
03-25-2011, 12:35 PM
In a final display of her humour, Elizabeth Taylor left instructions that the beginning of her funeral (held privately yesterday at Forest Lawn Cemetery) should be delayed to show that she was someone who would be "late for her own funeral"! It is reported to have begun 16 minutes late :)

There are plans being put together for a public memorial at a later date, apparently.

Cyn
03-25-2011, 01:07 PM
And I won't forget Elizabeth's brief role as Helena Cassidine in "General Hospital."

She also had a cameo in the miniseries North and South as the Madam of the New Orleans bordello where Madeleine's mother worked as a prostitute before marrying one of her clients.

ETA: Wheeeee!! Found it!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0l9INVSSSA&playnext=1&list=PLDD4321833D04430C)

Norlite
03-25-2011, 02:13 PM
In a final display of her humour, Elizabeth Taylor left instructions that the beginning of her funeral (held privately yesterday at Forest Lawn Cemetery) should be delayed to show that she was someone who would be "late for her own funeral"! It is reported to have begun 16 minutes late :)



lol....delightful and charming to the end.

skatesindreams
03-25-2011, 03:42 PM
She also had a cameo in the miniseries North and South as the Madam of the New Orleans bordello where Madeleine's mother worked as a prostitute before marrying one of her clients.

ETA: Wheeeee!! Found it!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0l9INVSSSA&playnext=1&list=PLDD4321833D04430C)

I loved it, and her!
The world was better for her presence here; and is poorer for her absence.

Civic
03-25-2011, 03:44 PM
I'd say it's more of an indigo color than an out and out blue or purple, they look gorgeous in this photo...

http://iamyouasheisme.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/violet-eyes-et.jpg

In the above photo Taylor's eyes appear to be the color of periwinkles. However, I've noticed that photo, film and television cameras don't always accurately reflect some colors. Several years while attending Champions On Ice at MCI Center in Washington, D.C. I noticed that on the Jumbotron, a female skaters' violet blue dress appeared cobalt blue. Anton Sikharulidze's eyes usually appear dark brown in photos and on television but from what I've read they're actually green.

Back to Dame Elizabeth...my favorite film with she and Burton together was "The Sandpiper".

Wyliefan
03-25-2011, 04:57 PM
She also had a cameo in the miniseries North and South as the Madam of the New Orleans bordello where Madeleine's mother worked as a prostitute before marrying one of her clients.

ETA: Wheeeee!! Found it!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0l9INVSSSA&playnext=1&list=PLDD4321833D04430C)

I ought to watch that miniseries sometime -- it's a who's-who of Hollywood. IIRC, Gene Kelly was in there too somewhere.

ArtisticFan
03-25-2011, 05:42 PM
I ought to watch that miniseries sometime -- it's a who's-who of Hollywood. IIRC, Gene Kelly was in there too somewhere.

I finally broke down and bought the DVD set of all three of the miniseries. They cut out pieces, which was unfortunate, but it is great to see all of these people in the cast. The opening credits for it take forever to get through because the list is basically three miles long.

topaz
03-25-2011, 08:04 PM
Lots of articles mention her and Burton's affair and as him being the love of her life. I think he was a great love in her life but I've always thought Mike Todd was the love of her life. Her relationship with Mike was so wonderful. He treated her like queen, lavished her with love, gifts. Liz called him irresistable. I remember her saying that, 1957 was the greatest year of her life(she married Mike Todd, had a baby girl and was completed in love)

World win courtship after he told her to "not date" anyone but him a day after she announced her separation from Wilding. He courted romantically and aggressively. Also accepted her 2 children with Wilding.

The story of how Mike bought her "the infamous tiara". Quote from Liz
When [third husband Mike Todd] gave me this tiara, he said, 'You're my queen, and I think you should have a tiara,'" I'v read that she would wear it when doing the dishes:)

Mike Todd and Liz Taylor interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7WGjkMCHSM).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWB515pbe5E You can see the love and admiration they have for each other. They hold hands alot in the video too. I really like Mike Todd.

Liz Quote regarding Mike Todd
"I needed -- after Mike's death -- some very strong faith to keep me alive, something to hang on to. I didn't find it in Christian Science. And I wanted to be close to Mike. So I studied Judaism for a year after his death, and then converted

Mike Todd had dated Gypsy Rose Lee and was engaged to actress Evelyn Keyes.

Very interesting that Mike Todd's plane crashed on March 22, 1958: Elizabeth was suppose to fly with him on the plane "lucky Liz" (Mike private plane named after Liz)


Family pict with Mike Todd and baby Eliza (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trialsanderrors/2925361444/)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/trialsanderrors/4687590205/

duane
03-26-2011, 01:42 AM
I'd say it's more of an indigo color than an out and out blue or purple, they look gorgeous in this photo...

http://iamyouasheisme.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/violet-eyes-et.jpg
Funny, but I was never a fan of Taylor's eye color--blue, lavender, whatever. I think blue eyes look more flattering on blondes. With her jet-black hair, brows, and lashes, I think she would have looked even more stunning with very dark, smoldering eyes! ;)

Angelskates
03-26-2011, 04:31 AM
Taylor leaves fortune to AIDS charities (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8228939)

:respec:

escaflowne9282
03-26-2011, 04:34 AM
Funny, but I was never a fan of Taylor's eye color--blue, lavender, whatever. I think blue eyes look more flattering on blondes. With her jet-black hair, brows, and lashes, I think she would have looked even more stunning with very dark, smoldering eyes! ;)

I totally disagree, I have always thought the contrast between her dark dark hair and her light eyes was so incredibly striking. I actually think that if she had been blonde her eyes wouldnt have stood out so much. Likewise, dark brown eyes wouldn't have stood out much either. I feel the same about Viven Leigh, who was also known for her unusual eye color and dark hair

Wyliefan
03-26-2011, 01:39 PM
The story of how Mike bought her "the infamous tiara". Quote from Liz I'v read that she would wear it when doing the dishes:)



I call shenanigans. I refuse to believe Liz Taylor did dishes. :)

Rex
03-26-2011, 02:07 PM
I totally disagree, I have always thought the contrast between her dark dark hair and her light eyes was so incredibly striking. I actually think that if she had been blonde her eyes wouldnt have stood out so much. Likewise, dark brown eyes wouldn't have stood out much either. I feel the same about Viven Leigh, who was also known for her unusual eye color and dark hair

Same here. Maybe because it is so unexpected.

ArtisticFan
03-26-2011, 03:53 PM
I totally disagree, I have always thought the contrast between her dark dark hair and her light eyes was so incredibly striking. I actually think that if she had been blonde her eyes wouldnt have stood out so much. Likewise, dark brown eyes wouldn't have stood out much either. I feel the same about Viven Leigh, who was also known for her unusual eye color and dark hair

My own natural hair color is very dark and my eye color is a bright blue. While I color my hair now, I have always received compliments on my eyes because they are such a strong contrast o my hair color.

I'm a fan of it myself, though I have a husband with dark brown eyes.

Elizabeth's Taylor's eyes were beautiful not only for the color but the shape and her abundant lashes. As somoene (can't remember who it was) said, she basically born with a double set of lashes.