A tough Welshman, he was softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman: she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony.
For quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the king and queen of Hollywood. Yet their two marriages to each other represented much more than outlandish romance. Together, Elizabeth and Richard were a fascinating embodiment of the mores and transgressions of their time and even luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy looked to them as a barometer of the culture. The enduring glamour, grandeur, drama and bravado embodied in the couple gave rise to the type of rabid gossip and wide-eyed adoration that are the staples of today's media.
Using brand-new research and interviews - including unique access to Taylor herself, the Burton family, and Taylor's extensive personal correspondence - this ultimate celebrity biography is the gripping real-life story of a fairy-tale couple whose lives were even grander and more outrageous than the epic films they made.
About the Authors
Sam Kashner is author of three non-fiction books and one novel, Sinatraland and writes for Vanity Fair, Esquire and GQ. Nancy Schoenberger teaches creative writing and has written three books.
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'Among the season's most revelatory biographies...illuminated the inner workings of this most public of Hollywood love affairs.' The Independent 20101126
|Le Scandale||p. 1|
|Very Important People||p. 35|
|A Year in the Sun||p. 61|
|No More Marriages||p. 89|
|In from the Cold||p.109|
|Who's Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor||p.133|
|Seduced by Faust||p.185|
|The Only Game in Town||p.235|
|"Rings and Farthingales"||p.257|
|Divorce His Divorce Hers||p.337|
|Massacre in Rome||p.365|
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Published: 4th April 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.403