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March 18, 2012
How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice By M.G. Lord Walker & Co. 224 pp. $23 Reviewed by Meredith Broussard I picked up The Accidental Feminist , the new book about Elizabeth Taylor by cultural critic M.G. Lord, because I hoped it signaled a new wave of feminism emerging in America. The time is right for a fourth wave; It's been a little more than 20 years since Susan Faludi's Backlash , and hemlines are up and heels are sky-high.
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March 2, 1997 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Elizabeth Taylor suffered a seizure and was hospitalized yesterday, nine days after surgeons removed a brain tumor, her publicist said. "She's fine now. She was OK and talking in a few minutes [after the seizure]," her spokeswoman said. Taylor, who turned 65 on Thursday, was stricken at her Los Angeles home and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The actress underwent a four-hour operation Feb. 20 to remove a benign brain tumor above and behind her left ear. She went home Wednesday.
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September 30, 1995 | By Murray Dubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story contains information from the Associated Press, columnist Liz Smith, Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca, USA Today and Reuters
Elizabeth Taylor's body still isn't working right. Beset by years of physical problems, she has a serious limp because of her second hip replacement. Liz is planning to have another operation next month. Taylor told her doctor that one of her legs is now shorter than the other, placing a strain on her back and first hip replacement. "I will not be a cripple," Taylor told columnist Liz Smith. "I will not use crutches or a walker. I will get over this and get on with my life.
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February 23, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES Inquirer staff writer Michael Klein contributed to this article
Elizabeth Taylor was doing well yesterday, two days after brain surgery, and was moved from the intensive-care unit to a private room, her publicist said. "She's in great spirits," said Shirine Ann Coburn, her New York publicist. Taylor's children and some of her grandchildren have been visiting her at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is expected to be home for her 65th birthday Thursday. Doctors Thursday removed a benign tumor from her brain. STRIPED BASS CHEF RESIGNS Striped Bass executive chef Will Ternay has served up his resignation, effective shortly.
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July 27, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Post, USA Today and Inquirer staff writer Kevin Carter
Elizabeth Taylor, 59, will take her eighth walk down the aisle on Oct. 5, to marry her blue-collar boyfriend. Pop star Michael Jackson will give her away at Neverland Valley, his estate in California's Santa Ynez Valley. The groom is Larry Fortensky, 39, who met Taylor during their treatment at the Betty Ford drug-abuse center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Fortensky, a divorcee, is a construction worker. "Life is good and sweet, and we love each other and each day as it comes, and want to share our happiness with family and friends," Taylor said yesterday.
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March 25, 2011 | By Sandy Cohen, Associated Press
GLENDALE, Calif. - Elizabeth Taylor's family mourned the screen legend at a brief private funeral Thursday afternoon at a Southern California cemetery famous for being the final resting place of Hollywood celebrities, including her good friend Michael Jackson. Inside the sprawling Forest Lawn Cemetery, barricades blocked access to the funeral, where about four dozen family members mourned the actress during a service that lasted about an hour, said Glendale police spokesman Tom Lorenz.
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April 8, 2011
NOT ONLY WAS Elizabeth Taylor beautiful and glamorous, she could act, too. Angela Lansbury said, "Elizabeth Taylor has a great imagination, dazzling color" and was "the most glorious-looking girl" she'd ever seen. Plus, "Liz slid into acting like eating a piece of cake . . . as Taylor grew older and couldn't act, just her presence was needed. " This is the mark of a great movie star - and Hollywood royalty. Doug Leaman Oaks
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2011
OF ALL the marvelous objects - real or manufactured - that cinema has provided us, I don't know that any surpass the violet eyes of Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor died yesterday at age 79, and while she left behind an insanely large and varied legacy as both an actress and storm-tossed celebrity, it was her made-for-technicolor, midcentury visage that comes to mind when you think of her. "Without question one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the screen," wrote Leonard Maltin, adding, perhaps as an afterthought, that the two-time Oscar winner was a better actress than acknowledged.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 1991 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Shyer, co-writer and director of Disney's remake of Father of the Bride, had given Kimberly Williams strict instructions: Don't go out and rent the original. Plucked from the campus of Northwestern University, where she was a sophomore theater major, Williams had been cast in the Elizabeth Taylor role: the college-age daughter who waltzes into her parent's house one day and announces she's engaged. Dad has conniptions, but finally accepts the inevitable - and goes through all sorts of comic trauma as he girds for the dreaded ritual of giving away his only girl.
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October 16, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nothing compares today to the epic story of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor's tumultuous relationship. Not even the Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez hookup. An epochal, iconic, paradigmatic story of celebrity love, sex, marriage, divorce - and rehab - the Burton-Taylor yarn is the Antony and Cleopatra of our generation. (And we're all the more twisted for it.) The Burton-Taylor tale is dramatized on TV for the second time this year in Burton and Taylor , a wonderful, if flawed, British TV movie that features a master turn by Dominic West as Burton and a surprisingly fresh take on Taylor by Helena Bonham Carter.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
Harry Lewis, 93, founder of the Hamburger Hamlet chain, whose regular customers included Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Taylor, died Sunday at a convalescent home in Beverly Hills. Mr. Lewis was an actor who appeared in the 1948 movie Key Largo before founding Hamburger Hamlet chain in 1950 with his future wife, Marilyn. The restaurants were decorated with movie memorabilia and offered customized hamburgers long before the idea became trendy. Mr. Lewis' son, Adam, told the Los Angeles Times that his father was compulsively driven by attention to detail and would cook 30 hamburgers at once.
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November 26, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
They were CinemaScopic film stars, with 12 Academy Award nominations between them. They were married 13 times in all, twice to each other. They were Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and their booze-soaked, storm-tossed romance is the subject of Lifetime's deliriously cheesy Liz & Dick (Sunday, 9 p.m.). Most of the attention on this TV movie arose from the daily sideshow that was Lindsay Lohan's offscreen life during the production as the actress was portraying Taylor.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012
THERE'S MORE reason than usual to keep politics off the Thanksgiving menu this year: Even if every member of your family is thankful for the re-election of President Obama, the spirit of the holiday doesn't extend to gloating, whatever MSNBC pundits believe. Grousing? Even less festive. Fox News will be there on Friday. So what's left on the table beyond football? Television. Everyone watches TV, or will be happy to talk - for hours - about why they don't. Here are a few other TV Talking Points: *  "Liz & Dick.
NEWS
October 26, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
WE HAVE TO ADMIT, we have a little TattleCrush on Taylor Swift. Not her music necessarily - an endless loop of songs about girls who dump boys hits a little too close to home. And not necessarily her wide-eyed astonishment when she walks off with a hundred awards - for the hundredth time. No, what Tattle loves about Taylor is that she's a media ninja. She understands the PR game the best, and she plays each move like a chess grandmaster. Who else but Taylor could be linked to a new boy every few months and still be considered "America's sweetheart.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012 | Howard Gensler
It looks as though Lindsay Lohan has triggered a workplace-safety issue. Two Hollywood unions are scrutinizing Lindsay's TV movie "Liz & Dick" after the actress tweeted that she was exhausted because of long production days. That would be too much Liz and not enough Dick. Larry A. Thompson, producer of the Lifetime movie starring Lilo as Elizabeth Taylor, said Wednesday that no violations were found in the SAG-AFTRA review. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists confirmed that its representatives visited the production.
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March 18, 2012
How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice By M.G. Lord Walker & Co. 224 pp. $23 Reviewed by Meredith Broussard I picked up The Accidental Feminist , the new book about Elizabeth Taylor by cultural critic M.G. Lord, because I hoped it signaled a new wave of feminism emerging in America. The time is right for a fourth wave; It's been a little more than 20 years since Susan Faludi's Backlash , and hemlines are up and heels are sky-high.
NEWS
December 21, 2011 | By John Timpane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some believe that in 2011, the world lost its most beautiful woman. When Elizabeth Taylor , 79, took leave of this life in March, hers joined many celebrated names now in the possession of memory and history. Her beautiful face, and the Everyman face of Harry Morgan ( M*A*S*H and much else), who passed away at 96, led a cavalcade of lives completed this year. Newsmakers. By far the biggest newsmaker to die this year was Osama bin Laden , 54, terrorist leader of al-Qaeda.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
GHOULISH OR NOT, the contents of the home where Michael Jackson died sold for around $1 million at auction Saturday, nearly triple the Julien's Auctions' preshow estimate of $200,000 to $400,000. Among the highlights: A kitchen chalkboard on which MJ's children wrote, "I love daddy," sold for $5,000, and an armoire upon which he wrote a message to himself on the mirror nabbed $25,750. The auction also included furniture, artwork and other items from the rented mansion at 100 N. Carolwood Drive.
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October 24, 2011 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
In honor of Tennessee Williams' centennial birthday, South Camden Theatre Company's season celebrates all things Williams, commencing the festivities with his exercise in self-flagellation, Suddenly, Last Summer . The play, fleshed out - so to speak - by Williams and Gore Vidal in a 1959 film, starring Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, really consists of two monologues, supported at key moments by other players. Those monologues sure give a gal a chance to show off, and in this production, directed at a rolling boil by Connie Norwood, in Robert Bingaman's lush garden set, the gals - steel magnolia Violet Venable (Lee Kiszonas)
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