Happy 90th Birthday Lauren Bacall!!!
(September 16th, 1924 -
August 12th, 2014)
"Her life speaks for itself…she lived a wonderful life, a magical life."
Ava Gardner for 55 Days in Peking, 1963.
Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in The Sun (1951).
Elizabeth Taylor behind the scenes, Raintree County
Burton and Taylor - A Masterpost.
Out of all of the romances in Hollywood, few were as scandalous and iconic as the relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The pair first met when they were working on their film, Cleopatra, in 1961 and at the time they were both already married (Burton to Sybil Williams and Taylor to Eddie Fisher) but despite this they begun a heavily romantic and steamy affair.
In 1963, Richard divorced his wife however Elizabeth did not divorce her husband until a year later and just 9 days after the divorce, Richard and Elizabeth got married for the first time in Montreal, Canada at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The two were married for 10 years before calling it quits and during their marriage, Elizabeth was the subject of many of Richard’s diary entries that were later published as a book in 2012."19th November 1968: I have been inordinately lucky all my life but
the greatest luck of all has been Elizabeth. She has turned me into
a moral man but not a prig, she is a wildly exciting lover-mistress,
she is shy and witty, she is nobody’s fool, she is a brilliant actr
ess, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography, she can be a
rrogant and wilful, she is clement and loving, Dulcis Imperatrix, sh
e is Sunday’s child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drun
kenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her, and
she loves me!" The Richard Burton Diaries.
A year after their divorce on October 10th, 1975, Burton and Taylor married again however the marriage soon turned sour and they divorced for a second time, though even after their second divorce in 1976, the pair continued to stay obsessed with one another and Elizabeth even celebrated her 50th birthday with Richard on her arm. When explaining why they could not make it work Elizabeth stated, “Maybe we loved each other too much.”
1963 - Cleopatra | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1963 - The V.I.Ps | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1965 - The Sandpiper | WATCH
1966 - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1967 - The Comedians | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1967 - The Taming of the Shrew | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1967 - Doctor Faustus | TORRENT + TORRENT
1968 - Boom! | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1969 - Anne of the Thousand Days | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1971 - Under Milk Wood | WATCH
1972 - Hammersmith is Out | PART 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
1973 - Divorce His; Divorce Hers | WATCH ; WATCH
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Elizabeth Taylor getting her hair washed on the set of Ivanhoe, c. late 1951.
Ava Gardner photographed by Milton Greene.