Category Archives: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor: Dying To Love, Dying For Love

Tweet Elizabeth Taylor lived in a diamond encrusted bubble. Hers was a life utterly devoid of any sense  of normalcy. From age twelve, when she became a child star in National Velvet, (1944) Elizabeth Taylor was thrust into an aberrant existence. Here was a young girl who never went through the ordinary rites of passage […]

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Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton Argue Judaism

Tweet Liz and Dick. Married, divorced, then married again and divorced once more, they were Hollywood’s greatest power couple since Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Paparazzi followed their every move. Their lavish lifestyle made headlines across the globe. Richard Burton, the son of an alcoholic Welsh miner, and Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood’s greatest star, made […]

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Friday Fashion: Turban Time in Hollywood

Tweet   When asked to define the essence of Hollywood glamour, the multi-talented director Edmund Goulding replied: “It’s the magnetism that changes the current of every movie fan’s life and persuades a girl that she must have a dress like the one Joan Crawford wore in her last picture. It’s the mesmerism that induces a […]

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Elizabeth Taylor, No Words of Comfort

Tweet Elizabeth Taylor in the iconic Helen Rose designed dress for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958, directed by Richard Brooks, real name Ruben Sax. Tweet Here’s a moving and revealing Elizabeth Taylor anecdote by the great costume designer Helen Rose, drawn from her memoir, Just Make Them Beautiful, L.B. Mayer’s instructions to Rose […]

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Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Movie Star, 1932-2011

Tweet Elizabeth Taylor Tweet Such drama. It was a life lived in the public eye; she barely had a childhood. Decade after decade her every movement was photographed and scrutinized with the fanatic effort used to decipher the Rosetta Stone. There were dagger columns by Hedda Hopper and Louellea Parsons. When Life magazine featured her […]

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    David Horowitz: "The War Against Judaism on the University Campus." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
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