Skip to comments.Elizabeth Taylor, RIP
Posted on 03/23/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
Twitter BReaking news - RIP Elizabeth Taylor.
Several news organizations confirming.
I’m with you - also, loyalty is not a quality found very much these days.
I don’t think anyone have destroyed Newt Gingrich because he’s been divorced.
Newt Gingrich was having an affair with a subordinate and served divorce papers to his wife as she lay in a hospital bed recovering from cancer surgery.
Those are what people find appalling about Newt Gingrich.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor and her children (L-R) Michael Wilding Jr., Christopher Wilding, Maria Burton and Liza Todd Burton pose as they arrive for her 75th birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Las Vegas, in Henderson, Nevada February 27, 2007.
Maybe someone else has a photo they can post.
I do enjoy how she looks in the other pix on this thread though--especially Post #40. Wow.
They took ‘on-screen chemistry’ to a whole new level.
(Makes my post look a bit silly underneath yours. ;)
That’s a great picture.
She wasn’t just a pretty face, the lady had serious acting chops...
When my 4 year-old’s cousins come over, THEY all fight over who is riding Secretariate, but not my baby for she rides PIE!!
Carlo Ponti died in 2007.
One year in the very early ‘90’s, I was at a Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins game at Texas Stadium. For the coin toss, Jerry Jones drove Elizabeth Taylor out to the star. The ref told her to call it. His mike was on and it caugth one of the Redskin captains telling him that that was their job, not hers. One of the funnier things I’ve seen at Texas Stadium. The ref had to be star-struck and nervous with her on the field.
That was the only time I ever saw her. Got a couple of decent pix. She looked good even back then. R.I.P.
Liz Taylor was never running for or held public office, and she never represented, nor presumed to represent, anyone or anything but herself.
Gingrich, as much as I have appreciated his vision (though his purchase of the Global Warming hooey forfeited the real regard I had for his supposed great intelligence), WAS, as part of his job, for Pete's sake, representing a group of people and a political philosophy where respect for "family values" (a term I am coming to hate and despise) as in honoring wedding vows, is a major principle for most of them.
THAT's why she gets a pass.
Funny story about Liz....after she’d been in a couple of films as a teenager, she was given a part in another movie where she was supposed to swim. Problem is...she didn’t know how. So, the studio brought another one of their stars, “the mermaid” Esther Williams to teach her how.
Supposedly, when Esther met Liz, she took one look at Liz’ somewhat-ample chest and said “Honey, with pontoons like those, you could just float.”
THAT’s why she gets a pass.
Me too, Borges. A relative of mine who worked on the trial and was there for every moment, and who is not a Jackson fan and certainly no bleeding heart, told me that the whole thing was sad, sad, sad. Jackson was eccentric, emotionally vulnterable, asexual -- essentially, non-sexual (personally, I think he was a eunuch), and naive.
My relative thought the accusations were false and made by greedy cons, and that Jackson was plenty weird but hardly a child predator, though construed to be. This was the conclusion the relative came to after being part of every day of the public trial.
Here’s a photo album. Her graduation pic et al.
You just nailed why she is so great in that movie -- her character, Leslie is tough as nails, hard as stone, strong as iron, and as forceful as flowing river. Yet Leslie is first and foremost 100 percent gentle female; she is soft, beautiful, delicate, and infinitely feminine.
I never recognized it until reading your comment. Not a lot of women can pull off being strong without also coming across as a tad masculine. Taylor was always the apex of sweet, gentle femininity.
R.I.P. She was one of my Mom’s fav. She was a beauty.
One can hope she had a saving faith in Jesus Christ, at the end....if she is to rest in the peace that eluded her here.
Blue eyes are odd that way -- it is totally dependent on the lighting. On an overcast day, my eyes are greyish blue. On a sunny day, they are much more blue, almost a cold sky blue. My dad's eyes are literally the color of a robin's egg, and only rarely do they take on a gray cast. Three of my four blue-eyed brothers have much darker blue eyes that (depending on the lighting and weather) can range from nearly navy (which looks close to brown in a photo) to a medium-dark blue; the other brother has blue eys that are closer to aqua in color and never look grey, even in overcast weather. I have a sister in law whose eyes are practically turquoise, and no matter the weather or what color she is wearing, they ALWAYS look turquoise.
It's just the nature of blue eyes.
tioga was quoting Liz own words... verbatim.....no confusion there.
STOP IT MA’THA...
my fav picture. Few actresses made films as good or as bad. RIP, Liz.
Yes. But that day was many moons ago. Many.
And it’s so right and reasonable that the great James Dean (as sexy Jett Rink) is gobsmacked by Liz. Personally, if I were “Leslie,” I would have dumped “Bick Benedict” real quick and taken up with “Jett”!
She thought Jackson was innocenet. Lots of people still do.
She actually was a wonderful actress. Like Natalie Wood, she was a very natural, unfussy actress and that fools alot of people into thinking there was nothing there. She’s absolutely brilliant in “Virginia Woolf.”
Personally, I will take that kind of movie acting any day over the mannered, self-conscious stuff dished out by Meryl Streep.
Lot of people also think the Holocaust never happened.
As I said earlier in this thread, I have my doubts about those accusations. I don’t think the accusers had much credibility.
Angelina Jolie can’t hold a candle to her. The only one who might be close is Catherine Zeta Jones - barely. Her beauty was unearthly.
That’s a great pic of Liz, Burton and Ava smoking and drinking. Back in the day of real men and women, and you can’t bet they weren’t talking about renewable energy or wringing their hands over the fate of the world.
The lady on the right is her daughter Liza Todd. I think she seems to resemble her father Mike Todd more than her mother.
RIP. There are many roles she did which I enjoyed, but “A Place in the Sun” is up there. Beautifully filmed too.
you and I clash on occasion anyhow I’ll get over it I do find it funny though how I begged the mods to clean up the lara logan deseved to be sexually assaulted threads to no avail and you get my musing about whether or not anyone will attend wankers funeral in a yanked in a snap
Its always been a subjective joint
I’m on vacation with my brood in south florida so have fun cheers
If the snookie comment was so bad did u report that to while u were at it hoss? Hossette?
Here she is, with Richard Burton, on “Here’s Lucy.”
I just watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof the other day. She was so talented. She left quite a legacy behind.
Vid from Here’s Lucy when Lucy gets THE ring stuck on her finger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FntN7Tr_O0Y
Met Elizabeth when John Warner ran for senate in Virginia. Her photographs do not justify her great beauty. Such a glamorous woman and perhaps the end of an era when Hollywood stars were truly glamorous.
If you haven’t seen this movie, or haven’t read the book by John O’Hara, treat yourself! ‘BUtterfield 8.’
“Her perfume, Passion, is one of my favorites.”
Me, too! :)
WHY THE F*CK IS THE E! CHANNEL SHOWING A KARDASHIAN SHOW MARATHON RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF FOCUSING THE WHOLE DAY ON THE LIFE AND CAREER OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR, THE GREATEST ACTRESS OF THE 20TH CENTURY??
E! is run by E!-tards.
Caps-lock key stuck? Can I buy you a new keyboard??
Not a fan, but I hope she RIP.
When my mother was young she reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor and mom loved Elizabeth in the movies but she also felt so bad for Debbie Reynolds when Eddie left her for Elizabeth. I am so pleased to see the two remained friends and there was forgiveness. When I heard this morning she had died the flashes of movies I had watched over the years made me remember just what a wonderful actress she was. May God have mercy on her soul.
No, I’m just in a pissed-off mood.
I’m channeling Liz Taylor as Virginia Woolf, perhaps.
Hence the Caps-Lock key usage.