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Elizabeth Taylor By Donald Spoto

Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto

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A biography of Elizabeth Taylor, based on studio diaries, letters and personal journals, and covering her life up to and including the collapse of her marriage to Larry Fortensky. The author has also written biographies of Tennessee Williams, Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe.

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Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto

Over half a century after her movie debut at the age of ten, Elizabeth Taylor is the only star from Hollywood's Golden Age who continues to hit the headlines. After nine marriages, numerous affairs, 30 operations, two Academy Awards and frequent sojourns in drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics, she has now reinvented herself as businesswoman, AIDS campaigner and diamond collector, while extending her career into television and the theatre. But, until now, this most public of lives has always maintained a certain element of mystery. The sheer volume of coverage she has attracted over the years has inevitably led to a degree of inconsistency, and Taylor herself as been reticent about many aspects of her life. For years Elizabeth Taylor's life fluctuated between disaster and triumph, and - not at all conincidentally - along the way she became one of America's finest screen actresses. Outspoken, lusty, mercurial, she is quicksilver incarnate; generous and compassionate, also totally self-absorbed and egocentric. This biography is based on a great cache of material, including studio diaries, letters and personal journals.

Elizabeth Taylor Reviews

Spoto gives a comprehensive account of her fascinating life. DAILY MIRROR Easy to read... well reseached. GUARDIAN After his biographies of Hitchcock, Olivier, Dietrich and Monroe, you'd expect excellence from Spoto, but you're still captivated by his mixture of wide-eyed wonder (at her decadent excesses) and critical cool. PREMIERE This efficient biography perfectly reflects a career that exploded with excitement in its earlier days before running out of steam over the last decade or so. FLICKS MAGAZINE

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Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto
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Little, Brown Book Group
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