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Posted on 03/30/2011 1:28:23 PM PDT by Niuhuru
Good lord! Wasn't that Elizabeth Taylor herself sitting over there with her new husband, the British matinee idol Michael Wilding?
Few of the diners in the smart Hollywood restaurant could resist watching the starry couple from the corners of their eyes.
Moments later, however, they must have been rubbing them in disbelief.
After Wilding said something that had clearly displeased her, Elizabeth swung her arm back in a wide arc. Her punch landed squarely on his jaw, and her distinguished second husband 20 years older and the darling of British cinema-goers fell heavily to the floor.
To outsiders, it looked just like a scene from one of Elizabeth's movies and perhaps they weren't far off the mark. In her early 20s, she seemed to assume that intimate relationships had to be conducted with just as much dramatic intensity as those on the big screen.
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Nothing like a British tabloid to give you the real scoop. It is amazing what Elizabeth Taylor survived. What a crazy life.
Watched Cleopatra on TV the other night. Crazy Liz was quite a babe back in the day. I guess this dude figured it was worth taking a punch or two at least for a while. I read that her quote for that film was the equiv of $47M adjusted for inflation.
Clearly, Elizabeth Taylor’s was a case of psychic Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy, something which seems to recur fairly often in Hollywood.
Nothing like passing away to encourage the Press to tear down your life and deeds.
The truth shall set you free. ;^)
Read "The Seven Marriages Of Your Marriage." The "Hollywood" marriage is a common misconception. Brats today get married thinking that insatiable lust/desire is the most important foundation. When they cool off, as everybody does, they think the marriage isn't good enough. Then they abandon the marriage looking for that Hollywood passion.
Few of them understand commitment.
My Gawd. She was beautiful from beginning to end.
They weren’t tearing her down, they were pointing out that she was a real drama queen and like a lot of legends, even Elizabeth Taylor, had MASSIVE issues. All entertainers are like that and there’s a reason that a lot of men refer to unstable women as ‘drama queens.’ He was pointing out a truth about her and the same could be said about Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana. I have admiration for her since she knew ot leave when her time had passed. It’s how she survived.
I think the abuse she endured put her on the ‘crazy train’ of life and she was unable to step off of it and live normally. I don’t know how these celebs live as long as they do, I really truly do not. She was one of the smart ones to live that long, I know that much.
That syndrome is when a psychopath makes someone sick in order to feel validated, important. I think you have the wrong disease.
To me, when people were more practical about marriage, they lasted longer. They didn’t care about lust or excitement, but about security and stability. They paid attention to personality traits and about patterns of behavior that were warning signs. Too many people my age aren’t being practical.
Smart enough to make piles of money, too.
I love Elizabeth, by the way. She was truly one of a kind and had star power of the greatest magnitude. I think she was genuinely unaware of her effect, to an extent, but she did have that “knowing” look when she wore her jewels like no one else could.
Given all that challenged her, she did her best and carried on quite well. I think this heroic streak is partly why she was and is loved so much.
She was brilliant as Cleopatra; when she, as Cleopatra, said about Octavia, “and they say she sleeps fully clothed” she skillfully made it sound so utterly silly (the concept of sleeping fully clothed of course) that I have spent a lot of time going over it in my mind. A pity she never returned to acting and I wager she would have been a huge draw.
As for her looks, WOWZA! Well curved, flawless skin, dazzling lashes, and she was so impressive at staying alive in an industry that kills legends young.
The scene where she makes her grand entrance will never be as skillfully and colorfully done as it was then. Or as politically incorrect.
All she went through was more than compensated by her accomplishements. She was one of the first (other than Michael Jackson) who actually genuinely CARED about AIDS victims before it was hip and trendy.
Wonder how the members of the press would like it if ordinary Joe Citizen dove deep into their pasts and then printed it all out? I don’t think they would care for that at all. They are without souls!!!
Give them time. They can't just spit on her immediately. A few chips here and there, then a hit piece, and after that the tell-all and the scrum is in full effect.
Let the Liz trashing begin...
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