kuvasz
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 12:50 pm
@Ragman,
Agree about her role as Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "Butterfield Eight." But in each of those roles her physical beauty was more than capable of obscuring her acting abilities, unlike her role in "Virginia Wolfe." Sure, Elizabeth Taylor was beautiful, but she was a great actor who gave us the best performances a female has on the screen.

I guess at heart, as much as I admired her beauty, it was God-given and she had little to do with it; but as a actor she had everything to do with that, and I respect the commitment to perfection she gave to her performances more than her beauty.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 01:20 pm
1) NPR reports that Taylor outlived one of the journalists who wrote her obituary.
2) The east coast scenes for "Giant," supposedly set in MD, were filmed just outside of my town of Cville, VA.
3) Her performance in "Virginia Wolfe" has always impressed me (as a one time aspiring actor) as one of the most stunning performances I have ever seen by any actor; male or female.
"What a dump."
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firefly
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 02:31 pm
Beautiful woman, marvelous actress, great humanitarian.

Her films touched our lives, but her pioneering fund-raising efforts for AIDS research actually helped to save lives and raised awareness, as well as $100 million, for a cause that was not considered popular at the time of her initial involvement.

I enjoyed all of her movies and followed the glamor and tumult of her lavish private life in the tabloids. She was the epitome of a Hollywood movie star and appeared to be living life to the hilt. Everything about her was always larger than life--including her fabulous diamonds. And she certainly married an interesting range of men.

I hope TCM cable mounts a tribute of her films, I'd like to watch most of them again.

Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 02:44 pm
@firefly,
And not to mention the fascinating on-screen and off-screen relationship with Richard Burton. Love to soon watch her and Burton again in one of their movies.

Besides Cleopatra, Virginia Woolfe, what esle did they act in together? In a remote part of my brain I wonder if it was Little Foxes?

Interestingly, I just found out that besides her unusual violet-colored eyes, she was born with a mutation that caused double-rows of eyelashes, which enhanced her appearance on camera.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 02:49 pm

Elizabeth Taylor was on a talk show on TV
and she described an earlier (less permanent) death.

I hope that she will do that again.





David
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 02:49 pm
she lived a BIG life. Very proud, very open very .. wow.
I hope my life works that well too
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 02:50 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I think she run out of rabbit's feet.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:00 pm
@Ragman,
Will u send her some more ?
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:06 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Always wondered why a rabbit's foot was considered good luck. The rabbit sure wasn't lucky, was he?!
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:11 pm
@Ragman,
Oops: Bette Davis was the star of Little Foxes around 1941. Nothing to do with Liz.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:14 pm
@Ragman,
not as lucky as Elizabeth Taylor
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:16 pm
@Ragman,
I recall an old New Yorker cartoon: A father and son rabbit are sitting on a bench at a rural train station. The lad is clearly heading off to college.
The father is handing his son a small box and says: "Your mother wanted me to give you this; it's her foot."
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:20 pm

Ofen, when someone's human body dies,
we hear people saying that he 's gone to a better place,
but thay don 't really mean it, don 't believe it.

Yet, according to Elizabeth Taylor,
it really was a better place.

When people are successfully brought back
from death, it is not uncommon for them to be angry
about this rescue, because of what thay were rescued FROM.

Some survivors have compared being brought back to human life
to being put back in jail (back into their human bodies).

I was told that I died 2ice during surgery in 2005,
but I have no memory of either death.





David
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:30 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
As Flip Wilson said (in character's voice), "Play on that harp, Little David!"
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:32 pm
@Ragman,
She was in Little Women. I knew it had little in the title.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:35 pm
@Ragman,
I just tip the harpist girl.

Some of the better restaurants have harps; classy.





David
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 03:59 pm
@Ragman,
The movies with Burton and TAylor include

Cleopatra
Whos Afraid of...
Taming of the SHrew
The Comedians
The Sandpiper
The VIP's
Dr FAustus
Night of the Iguana (Liz Taylor only appears in the "bonus features". She was hanging around so that AVa Gardner wouldnt get some of Richard's essence)

Im not sure about RAintree County (That may have been Montgomery Cliff)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 04:01 pm
@realjohnboy,
I missed that one. Wonder who was the cartoonist. (I can probably look it up)
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 04:08 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Taming of the Shrew


Funny thing is she didn't LOOK shrewish!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 04:09 pm
@realjohnboy,
Nice memory! It's Harry Bliss, from 2000:

http://www.cartoonbank.com/2000/your-mother-wanted-you-to-have-this-for-good-luck-its-her-foot/invt/119918/

(It won't let me select the image, have to go there to see it I guess.)
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