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The real Liz and Dick on the set of Becket in England. Campy mini series starring Lindsay Lohan coming soon … From The Cut
(Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
It’s that time of year again… Summer in LA! Hope everyone is prepared for continued sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Since we’re lucky enough to basically have beautiful days year round, seasons are sometimes best marked by their associated events and activities. We couldn’t be more excited about the return of Cinespia screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
(2010’s screening of Wizard of Oz)
While newbies to the concept might find it a bit creepy, faithful film goers recognize the 10 year institution as one of summer’s highlights. Many super dedicated fans bring elaborate set-ups to drink and snack by candlelight, while others are more impromptu with a blanket and cooler. Trust us when we say, there’s no wrong way to do this!
This season kicks off in tribute to Elizabeth Taylor with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof this Saturday. Doors open at 7 PM and the film starts at 8:30 but folks start lining up early for the most popular films, often times queuing up around the block. So whether you’re native to LA or only in town for the weekend, show up early and pack a picnic for a lovely evening on the cemetery lawn.
For more info, go to Cinespia.org
Ok. So Elizabeth Taylor was never in a production of Swan Lake, but we dig this photo of her dolled up in ballet gear, at almost the same age Natalie Portman was during Black Swan. During her early career introduction to film with National Velvet (1944), Elizabeth’s beauty was almost alarming in one so young. She was intense with her all commanding eyes even as a little girl.
Our only comparison to the Black Swan archetype is the fact Elizabeth could go from light to dark so easily. In her later years, her and soulmate Richard Burton made people stop in their tracks during their performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Take a look at one tiny snippet of an awesome film to see Elizabeth’s rage come forth.
Here’s another interesting fact…
Elizabeth Taylor’s New York Times obituary was written by someone who Is also dead reports New York Magazine. The New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow wrote an extensive, moving obituary of Elizabeth Taylor that the paper published yesterday. Mel has been dead for 6 years. It’s sort of an old custom in newspapers with people that want to pre-file an obituary in advance if they’re really feeling the human being.
Even on her exit, Elizabeth left in a dramatic way… with a man who stood in line to write her curtain-closing biography and hitting the grave before her. It seemed everyone wanted dibs on her.
So here it goes, Miss Taylor’s official New York Times obituary.