Thursday, March 24, 2011

Books To Help You Remember The Great Elizabeth Taylor (NPR) / Elizabeth Taylor Memorial Program on 4/10 (TCM)

...It is still shocking to lose a woman who, besides being outlandishly gorgeous, was the very template for American celebrity as we understand it today. There will be many ways to grieve this loss — you can cry, you can rage at the moon, you watch some of her best on-screen moments, like her cackling "Angry, Baby" monologue in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf from 1966. can turn to books.

There have been many books written about Taylor (she even wrote three herself)... [Here are] three that...are most worth reading if you want to remember her talent, beauty, and drive.

1) "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century" by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
2) "How To Be A Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood" by William Mann
3) "My Love Affair With Jewelry" by Elizabeth Taylor
Most of us probably didn't grow up following Elizabeth Taylor's every move, but we all knew she was a true movie star and a remarkable actress - reasons enough to put a bio on our reading list.

Read the full article, with more in-depth info about each book, here.

And if you prefer to catch up visually, Turner Classic Movies is hosting an Elizabeth Taylor tribute in the form of a 24-hour movie marathon on April 10. More info, including the schedule of films, can be found here.

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