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Day 23: Elizabeth Taylor

Thanks to everyone who participated for yesterday’s tribute to Maggie Smith. Please make sure to check out all the great contributions.

For the next 24 hours we honor the talented, violet-eyed beauty Elizabeth Taylor.

Here is some Elizabeth Taylor trivia:

  • According to TCM’s The 50 Most Unforgettable Actresses of the Studio Era: Leading Ladies, Taylor’s Edith Head designed fashions from A Place in the Sun (1951) were very popular with teen girls. Taylor’s white dress with the flowered bodice was supposedly the best seller for prom season. (p.191)
  • Taylor made her screen debut at the age of 10 in There’s One Born Every Minute. By the age of 11 she was signed on as a MGM contract player. (IMDb)
  • In the 1960s Taylor was the highest paid actress in Hollywood. For Cleopatra she made a 1 million dollar salary, the first actress to do so. (p. 191)
  • Taylor had a successful run on Broadway in the 1980s with Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. (p. 191)

On to the blogging…

From One Gal’s Musings, The Gal Herself returns with a great piece on Suddenly, Last Summer

Jessica from Comet Over Hollywood returns with one of her famous beauty tips: Elizabeth Taylor Perfume

And back at The Moviola, Carley returns with a look at Liz in The V.I.P.s!

There’s more to come, so stay tuned!

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Jill Blake

Jill Blake is the owner of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Black Maria and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.


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