How to Be a Movie Star

Author: William J. Mann
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571260102
Release Date: 2010-03-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From her days as a youthful minx at Metro Goldwyn Mayer to her post-studio reign as America's lustiest middle-aged movie queen, Taylor has defined the very essence of Hollywood stardom. How to be a Movie Star is a different kind of book about Elizabeth Taylor: an intimate, up-close look at a girl who grew up with fame, who learned early-and well-how to be famous, and how that fame was used and constructed to carry her through more than sixty years of public life. Indeed, one might say Elizabeth went to school to learn how to be famous, her education courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, the greatest, most glamorous movie studio of all time.


Author: Alexander Walker
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802137695
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents a life of the American actress, discussing her film career, marriages, accomplishments as a businesswoman, and later work as an AIDs activist.

Furious Love

Author: Sam Kashner
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641079260
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Eine Liebe, zu groß für die Ewigkeit - Die einzige Biografie des Skandalpaars in Zusammenarbeit mit Elizabeth Taylor »Sie war so unfassbar schön, dass ich beinahe lachen musste. Sie war einfach hinreißend und unglaublich sinnlich. Sie war, kurz gesagt, einfach eine Nummer zu groß, und nicht nur das: Sie ignorierte mich auch noch völlig.« – So beginnt eine Affäre, die bald die ganze Welt in Atem hält: Alkoholexzesse, Sex, Trennungen, Glamourauftritte und millionenschwere Versöhnungsgeschenke: Die Burtons lebten und liebten, als gäbe es kein Morgen. Leidenschaftlich, zerstörerisch, berauschend – eine Liebe, die sie ihr Leben lang nicht mehr losließ ...

A Passion for Life

Author: Donald Spoto
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009790051
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of Elizabeth Taylor based upon personal journals and letters, production files, studio diaries, and interviews offers insight into her lifelong career, marriages, friendships, and successes. 100,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo. Serial rights to Good Housekeeping. Tour.

Elizabeth Taylor

Author: Boze Hadleigh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493031061
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Elizabeth Taylor

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781628920673
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.†?

Elizabeth Taylor

Author: Donald Spoto
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780751556360
Release Date: 2014-02-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Elizabeth Taylor has been called the last great star of Hollywood's Golden Age. Her legendary beauty and luminous performances continue to enthral movie fans nearly seventy years after she made her screen debut, aged only ten. From the wide-eyed MGM ingénue she became both a respected, double Oscar-winning actress and a larger-than-life, million-dollar movie star; a scandalous tabloid favourite and a dedicated activist. She was a wife, a widow, a lover and a mother; as multi-faceted as the diamonds she adored. Elizabeth Taylor's life - and loves - never failed to capture the imagination of the world. With comprehensive and perceptive insights into her iconic movie career and her fascinating relationships, including her passionate romance with Richard Burton, Donald Spoto's peerless biography offers a captivating portrait of a much-loved, and much-missed, Hollywood legend.

Elizabeth Taylor

Author: David Bret
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781780571720
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

The Biograph Girl

Author: William J. Mann
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 1575666669
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Blending fact and real-life characters with fiction, this historical novel re-creates the life of Florence Lawrence, an early twentieth-century actress and vaudevillian who by 1910 was the "Biograph Girl," the world's first movie star

Furious Love

Author: Sam Kashner
Publisher: JR Books Limited
ISBN: 9781907532566
Release Date: 2013-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

DIV A tough Welshman, he was softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman: she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the king and queen of Hollywood. Yet their two marriages to each other represented much more than outlandish romance. Together, Elizabeth and Richard were a fascinating embodiment of the mores and transgressions of their time and even luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy looked to them as a barometer of the culture. The enduring glamour, grandeur, drama and bravado embodied in the couple gave rise to the type of rabid gossip and wide-eyed adoration that are the staples of todayÕs media. Using brand-new research and interviews Ð including unique access to Taylor herself, the Burton family, and TaylorÕs extensive personal correspondence Ð this ultimate celebrity biography is the gripping real-life story of a fairy-tale couple whose lives were even grander and more outrageous than the epic films they made. /div

Elizabeth Taylor

Author: Kathryn Dixon
Publisher: TAJ Books International
ISBN: 9781627320023
Release Date: 2014-05-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Elizabeth Taylor defines movie star. Breathtakingly beautiful from a very young age, she most successfully made the rare transition from child star to adult star. Pocketing two Best Actress Oscars and numerous other honors for achievement in acting, Elizabeth battled an overbearing stage mother, a stronghanded studio, unhappy marriages, global media attention, alcohol and prescription drug addiction, and life-long health problems to emerge, if not victorious, resolute and reflective and appreciative of all that she had experienced and learned. In addition to her career, Elizabeth is well known for her seven husbands and eight marriages, two of which were to the tempestuous Welsh actor Richard Burton, and for her magnificent jewelry collection. Her fight for funding to support AIDS/HIV research was also a major part of her lifeÍs work after her acting career was largely over. Filled with photos of Elizabeth, her husbands, her leading men, and her four children, this book tells the story of Ms. TaylorÍs almost unbelievable life as leading lady, jet-setter, and adulteress, as well as a pretty down-to-earth person simply seeking happiness. Her story is fascinating, just as she was.

Elizabeth Taylor

Author: Sheridan Morley
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
ISBN: 1557833397
Release Date: 1999-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Superbly illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, this celebration of Elizabeth Taylor places her in the pantheon of leading ladies who can truly be called screen legends. 127 photographs.

New Constellations

Author: Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813552293
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

American culture changed radically over the course of the 1960s, and the culture of Hollywood was no exception. The film industry began the decade confidently churning out epic spectacles and lavish musicals, but became flummoxed as new aesthetics and modes of production emerged, and low-budget youth pictures like Easy Rider became commercial hits. New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s tells the story of the final glory days of the studio system and changing conceptions of stardom, considering such Hollywood icons as Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman alongside such hallmarks of youth culture as Mia Farrow and Dustin Hoffman. Others, like Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, took advantage of the developing independent and international film markets to craft truly groundbreaking screen personae. And some were simply “famous for being famous,” with celebrities like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Edie Sedgwick paving the way for today’s reality stars.


Author: William J. Mann
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: UOM:39015040339411
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chronicles the saga of 1930s film star William Haines, his survival in Hollywood's gay subculture, and his rise to fame as a top interior decorator after being blacklisted by the movie industry. 15,000 first printing. First serial, Vanity Fair. Second serial, Architectural Digest.