Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was the very last of the Hollywood greats. As David Bret writes, 'Most of her contemporaries - Garbo, Streisand and Dietrich excepted - were compelled to walk in the shadow of her sun.

Author: David Bret

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780571720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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At 1.28 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 March 2011, just three weeks after celebrating her 79th birthday, the biggest star Hollywood has ever known died. The tributes and eulogies to Elizabeth Taylor were legion. A weeping Elton John said, 'We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being.' In Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend, 1932-2011, acclaimed biographer David Bret has written the revealing, incisive and definitive life story of the most controversial cinematic icon since Mae West. While never yielding in his admiration and respect, Bret has stripped away the veneer to portray the star as she really was: sometimes arrogant, attention-seeking, avaricious, reckless, monstrous towards her peers, generous, even foolish at times but, above all, through the tumultuous relationships and the personal mayhem, a survivor. Elizabeth Taylor was the very last of the Hollywood greats. As David Bret writes, 'Most of her contemporaries - Garbo, Streisand and Dietrich excepted - were compelled to walk in the shadow of her sun. Of today's stars, not one may be deemed worthy of stepping even within a mile of that shadow.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon

They'd met a few months earlier, on September 20, 1974, at the twenty-first
birthday party Dean Martin threw for his son Ricci in Los Angeles.1 Other guests
had included Ringo,2 Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor, Arthur Ashe, and Brian and
Carl ...

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473579859

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

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___________ 'Incredibly tense and thriller-like . . . I totally recommend it' LEE CHILD 'The dialogue is punchy, cinematic . . . we get inside the mind of Patterson's villain, the delusional Chapman, through periodic chapters from his point of view as he works up the courage to pull the trigger on Lennon' GQ 'Pure Patterson: fast-paced, no-frills' SUNDAY TIMES ___________ The greatest true-crime story in music history. A GLOBAL SUPERSTAR In the summer of 1980, ten years after the break-up of the Beatles, John Lennon signed with a new label, ready to record new music for the first time in years. Everyone was awestruck when Lennon dashed off '(Just Like) Starting Over'. Lennon was back in peak form, with his best songwriting since 'Imagine'. A DANGEROUSLY OBSESSED FAN In the years after Lennon left the Beatles, becoming a solo artist and making a life with Yoko Ono in New York City, Mark David Chapman had become fixated on murdering his former hero. He was convinced that Lennon had squandered his talent and betrayed his fans. In December 1980, Chapman boarded a flight from Hawaii to New York with a handgun stowed in his luggage. He was never going home again. A MURDER THAT STUNNED THE WORLD Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is a true-crime drama about two men who changed history. One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day, and the other who ended the music with five pulls of a trigger.
Categories: True Crime

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

At the amfAR event, Sir Elton John accepted Taylor's honor on her behalf and
passed along a message from her: “I am there in spirit and I join you in saluting
my fellow honorees and all these extraordinary leaders. I am inspired by their ...

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628920680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The first volume to examine the iconic Elizabeth Taylor in this light, Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption paints Taylor as the seminal representation of “celebrity.” A figure of enormous charisma and cultural sway, she intrigued a global audience with her marriages and extra-marital improprieties, as well as her extravagant jewelry, her never-ending illnesses, her dependency on alcohol, and her perplexing friendship with Michael Jackson. Despite her continued world-renown, however, most people would be hard-pressed to name even three of her films, though she made over seventy. Ellis Cashmore traces our modern, hyperactive celebrity culture back to a single instant in Taylor's life: the publicizing of her scandalous affair with Richard Burton by photographer Marcelo Geppetti in 1962, which announced the arrival of a new generation of predatory photojournalists and, along with them, a strange conflation between the public and private lives of celebrities. Taylor's life and public reception, Cashmore reveals, epitomizes the modern phenomenon of “celebrity.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Most people in the business knew about it, but Elizabeth Taylor didn't make
Sinatra's bigotry public. I think it should be known. And now it is.” —Sir Elton John
“Taylor never disclosed Michael Wilding's bisexuality. Maybe because of her two
 ...

Author: Boze Hadleigh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493031061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 965

This book of quotes explores the many sides of the one-and-only Elizabeth Taylor. In her time, she was perceived as a celebrity, an actress, a siren, and a champion for causes. She became a popular and prominent female figure in the twentieth century, and her legacy continues to thrive today. In this book she is described in the words of others, from the stars of yesterday to the celebrities of today. Illustrated with over 80 rare photographs, this book will prove to be a fitting memento of a true film legend.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

“No celebrity of Taylor's stature up to that point had had the courage to put his or
her weight behind a disease that was then thought to be the province of gay men.
” Singer Elton John sang the actress's praises, saying: “Elizabeth did something ...

Author: Grace May Carter

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781640191266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 376

For a time, Elizabeth Taylor was the world's biggest star, winner of two Oscars and a Hollywood legend for searing performances in films such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. But it was her off-screen life - eight stormy marriages, a jewel-encrusted lifestyle, and struggles with weight and various addictions - that provided the most riveting drama. Long before the age of reality television, Taylor showed how fame could take on a volatile life of its own, obscuring the real person behind the media façade. Now, in this compelling biography, we meet the real Elizabeth Taylor as she grows from precocious child star to "the most beautiful woman in the world" to serious actress to pop-culture punch line, and finally, successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and HIV/AIDS activist. Along the way, she is vilified by fans for stealing singer Eddie Fischer from Debbie Reynolds, becomes trapped in a cycle of destructive affairs with Richard Burton, and desperately tries to recapture the childhood she never had with the eccentric pop star Michael Jackson. "I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions," she once said - and those passions make for a gripping, epic tale of tribulation and triumph.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Love is the Cure

Love is the Cure

Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer - and help to change - by writing this book.' The sale of Love Is the Cure will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Author: Elton John

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444757026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 357

The first ever book by music legend and author of the bestselling Me, Sir Elton John: a personal, passionate and illuminating journey of his fight to end the AIDS epidemic. In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. He has done this through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is The Cure is Elton's personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. With powerful conviction and emotional force, Elton conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life - and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Elton writes, 'This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion. Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer - and help to change - by writing this book.' The sale of Love Is the Cure will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

20 Years With AIDS, hosted and headlined by Sir Elton John, benefited APLA
and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. ... The event featured Dame Elizabeth
Taylor, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Craig David, LeAnn Rimes, matchbox twenty, Pete \
brn, ...

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Page: 202

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
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AIDS Activists

AIDS Activists

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Books Llc

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1155919696

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 776

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 163. Chapters: Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone, Rosie O'Donnell, Stephen Donaldson, Bono, Ryan White, Magic Johnson, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber, Pedro Zamora, Mstislav Rostropovich, Bobby Shriver, Elton John, Shilpa Shetty, Kathy Griffin, Annie Lennox, Larry Kramer, Natasha Richardson, Barnaby Miln, Stephen Lewis, Tony Kushner, Paul Farmer, Hu Jia, Famke Janssen, Justin Hayford, Iman, Frank Pallone, Salman Ahmad, Princess St phanie of Monaco, Tamsin Wilton, James Chau, Lisa Edelstein, Jennifer Jako, Joseph Sonnabend, Mary Fisher, Mark Barnes, Rosa Mart nez and Eliana Mart nez, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Zackie Achmat, Didier Lestrade, Paddy Chew, Gao Yaojie, James Molinaro, Paul Michael Glaser, David B. Feinberg, Gideon Byamugisha, Jurnee Smollett, Suzanne Engo, Glen Maxey, Hank Wilson, Lieve Fransen, Ntare Mwine, Cleve Jones, Jonathan Mann, Suzy Becker, Vicci Laine, Sheila Tlou, Ann Northrop, Richard Feachem, Issan Dorsey, Peter Piot, Ilka Tanya Pay n, John Roman Baker, Mechai Viravaidya, B.J. Stiles, Sean Strub, Joel Weisman, John Duran, Stephen Gendin, Joel Gustave Nana Ngongang, Geoffrey Bowers, Margaret Nichols, Vito Russo, Simo Ben Bachir, Nkosi Johnson, Henry Nicols, Martin Delaney, Karen Dior, Anne-Christine d'Adesky, Eric Rofes, Luke Montgomery, Michael Callen, Simon Nkoli, Brownie Mary, Andy Humm, Rebekka Armstrong, Andra, Enkyo Pat O'Hara, Elizabeth Glaser, Mariela Castro, Richard Berkowitz, Mark Josephson, Wan Yanhai, Joey DiPaolo, Rod Michano, Tom Kalin, Mathilde Krim, Brigitte Sy, Jeannette Kagame, Avram Finkelstein, Paula Donovan, Bisi Alimi, Alexandra Govere, Marvelyn Brown, Alison Gertz, Cass Mann, Herbert de Souza, Mary Elizabeth Clark, Kate Roberts, Peter Jepson-Young, Lorrie Sprecher, Noerine Kaleeba, Larry Kessler, Wangdu, Philly Lutaaya, Gregg Gonsalves, Jorge Saavedra, Tom?'s Fabregas, Kemba Smith Foundation, Chris ...
Categories: History

Elton John by Terry O Neill

Elton John by Terry O Neill

From intimate backstage shots to huge stadium concerts, the photographs in this book represent the very best of this archive, with most of the images being shown here for the first time.

Author: Terry O'Neill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781788402187

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 179

"Looking at Terry's photographs is like gazing through a window at the most extraordinary and exciting moments of my life." ELTON JOHN Elton John and iconic photographer Terry O'Neill worked together for many years, taking in excess of 5,000 photographs. From intimate backstage shots to huge stadium concerts, the photographs in this book represent the very best of this archive, with most of the images being shown here for the first time. O'Neill has drawn on his personal relationship with Elton John to write the book's introduction and captions. "I'm so glad he was with us throughout the madness: in his evocative and stylish photos he captured those moments as no other photographer could." ELTON JOHN
Categories: Photography

Rock Stars Encyclopedia

Rock Stars Encyclopedia

ELTON JOHN *** Elton John [ 11 ] John appears at an Elizabeth Taylor AIDS
Foundation benefit at Madison Square Garden , with Bruce Hornsby , George
Michael and Lionel Richie . [ 21 ] He files a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior
Court ...

Author: Dafydd Rees

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0789446138

Category: Music

Page: 1103

View: 447

Presents year-by-year chronologies of influential artists from the past fifty years
Categories: Music

Television Specials

Television Specials

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012356098

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 547

View: 440

A listing of programs broadcast from 1939 through 1993. Enries listed alphabetically contain casts, credits (music, producer, writer, and director), formats, dates, networks, and running times.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Advocate

The Advocate

These days surviving members Roger Taylor , Brian May , and John Deacon ably
carry the torch - along with any number of ... inWritten by Ben Elton and cluding
David Bowie , Elizabeth Taylor , musically supervised by Axl Rose , Elton John ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016976497

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page:

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Categories: AIDS (Disease)

Out

Out

... ELTON JOHN ( RIGHT ) WITH PARTNER DAVID FURNISH AND MATHILDE
KRIM AT THE CINEMA AGAINST AIDS BENEFIT FOR AMFAR MAY 22 IN
CANNES ; CANNES EVENT KEYNOTE SPEAKER ELIZABETH TAYLOR : HOST
ALAN ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556035619766

Category: Gay men

Page:

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Categories: Gay men

People

People

2005 ELIZABETH TAYLOR ' S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE Absent from the limelight
for more than a year , Taylor chose her ... THE AFTERPARTIES WHENEVER
ONE OSCAR BASH WINDS DOWN , ANOTHER TAKES ITS PLACE ELTON
JOHN ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121708478

Category: Celebrities

Page:

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Categories: Celebrities

LGBTQ America Today

LGBTQ America Today

... entertainment industry for their contribution to expanding knowledge and
understanding of the LGBTQ community and the issues affecting their lives . Gay
- friendly honorees have included Elton John , Elizabeth Taylor , Todd Haynes ,
Rosie ...

Author: John C. Hawley

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015079269455

Category: Social Science

Page: 1436

View: 513

Hundreds of alphabetically arranged biographical and topical entries survey the current state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer American culture.
Categories: Social Science

Weeding Out the Tears

Weeding Out the Tears

Author: Jeanne White

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 0380787881

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 435

The mother of Ryan White, a young hemophiliac who contracted the AIDS virus, describes her struggles with ignorance and her son's determination
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Camp America

Camp America

Jack Nicholson , Warren Beatty , Elizabeth Taylor . . . I mean let ' s go the ... I
thought , well they ' re writing that about me , what are they writing about
Elizabeth Taylor or . . . Mick Jagger or ... Elton John was on the airplane . D : Oh
right , yeah ...

Author: Jack Stevenson

Publisher: Creation Publishing Group

ISBN: 1871592348

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 813

Camp America: The Films of John Waters and George and Mike Kuchar Interviews with John Waters and members of his entourage, Divine, Mink Stole, legendary trash film makers George and Mike Kuchar, and underground actress Marion Eaton providing an extensive and comprehensive assessment of their careers and influence. Includes rare photographs, filmography and index. A must for all fans of this genre.
Categories: Performing Arts

The New York Years

The New York Years

Including BARNEY FRANK JUDY SHEPARD ELTON JOHN ELIZABETH
TAYLOR DESMOND TUTU FOM FORD BILL GATES ELLO DESENERES Ms . /
Mr . Address Kramer vs Kushner TWO OF OUR SREATEST PLAYWRIGHTS
TAKE ON ...

Author: Felice Picano

Publisher: Alyson Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015050152886

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 763

A treasury of earlier works by one of the world's most influential and respected gay writers, this collection was originally written between 1975 to 1981 whilst Picano was becoming famous for writing the now-classic novels 'The Lure' and 'Eyes'. Originally published in a collection called 'Slashed to Ribbons in Defense of Love,' they have been previously long out of print and unavailable to readers who have only recently discovered Picano's writing through the international bestseller 'Like People in History'.
Categories: Fiction

The Christmas Tree Book

The Christmas Tree Book

Christopher Radko ollected by the likes of Elton John , Elizabeth Taylor , Whoopi
Goldberg , and Barbra Streisand , the Christmas ornaments designed by
Christopher Radko are some of the most extraordinary in the world . Radko
developed ...

Author:

Publisher: Stoddart

ISBN: 1575441063

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 905

Shows and describes Christmas trees decorated by celebrities and trees displayed at hotels, museums, and public places like Rockefeller Center
Categories: Social Science

Securing Your Organization s Future

Securing Your Organization s Future

Fundraising for HIV and AIDS groups was immeasurably helped , for instance ,
when people such as Elizabeth Taylor , Elton John , and Arthur Ashe became
involved as spokespersons and supporters of people living with HIV / AIDS .

Author: Michael Seltzer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002571660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

View: 984

Seltzer (a consultant) offers advice for non-profit managers on building a network of support which includes a wide variety of funding sources. He provides a guide to fundraising strategies, covering every step from strategy designing and source selection, to the preliminary organizational tasks and particular fundraising approaches. Case studies and worksheets are included.
Categories: Business & Economics