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Topic - Richard Burton
Richard Burton once quipped that Elizabeth Taylor knew only one Italian word: Bulgari.
"Beautiful Ruins" is a colorful voyage through a village of the Italian Cinque Terre, the labyrinthian vicissitudes of Hollywood and the complicated lives of colorful characters, including the real-life Richard Burton. Jess Walter's new novel consists of three main stories, plus a first chapter of a novel by an American ex-GI, the beginning of a memoir by a failed Hollywood producer and a play.
The good news: If you thought “Liz & Dick” would be lame, you aren’t wrong. The bad news: It falls short of being laughably, irresistibly bad. What a missed opportunity!
The good news: If you thought "Liz & Dick" would be lame, you aren't wrong.
On the night of Aug. 5, 1984, Richard Burton set aside a volume of William Blake's verse and closed his eyes for what would be the last time. On March 3, 2011, Elizabeth Taylor, the woman whom Burton deemed the love of his life, died. Now more than a year on, 670 pages of these quite remarkable diaries are available to the rest of the world.
Previously unpublished extracts from the diary of iconic Welsh actor Richard Burton have revealed his "aching" love for screen siren Elizabeth Taylor, whom he married twice.
Lindsay Lohan's spokesman says the actress is fine after being involved in a serious car crash on a coastal highway near Los Angeles.
Lindsay Lohan will portray Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime film about her love affair with actor Richard Burton.
Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection fetched a record-setting $115 million — including more than $11.8 million for a pearl necklace and more than $8.8 million for a diamond ring given to her by Richard Burton — at an auction of gems and other memorabilia amassed by the late actress.
Liam Neeson is to have an out-of-body experience in an out-of-this world tale.
Elizabeth Taylor dazzled the world with her luminous beauty, lavish lifestyle — and an unquenchable passion for diamonds and jewels that was fueled by the great loves of her life.
Elizabeth Taylor dazzled the world with her luminous beauty, lavish lifestyle _ and an unquenchable passion for diamonds and jewels that was fueled by the great loves of her life.
Elizabeth Taylor went from dazzling beauty in her glory years to self-described ruin in old age.
Elizabeth Taylor, screen goddess, was born in 1951's "A Place in the Sun," when she cooed into Montgomery Clift's ear, "You'll be my pickup."
Richard Burton snuggled in a booth at a Mexican food restaurant deep in conversation with his "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" co-star with eavesdroppers only able to make out a dignified "Yes, Elizabeth" on occasion. She called him "Richard."
The authors lay this to his drinking, but years earlier driving us in his Rolls one morning in Ireland on his way to the studio where he was filming "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold," Burton told us stories about Peter O'Toole, stories he really shouldn't have been telling anyone about a friend.
This book seems in a way some sort of a memorial, a tribute of sorts to the better part of Burton, as Elizabeth opened to the authors passages she had removed from a 1965 autobiography and allowed them to quote from the many letters Burton had written to her over the years; not that they are particularly revealing, mainly showing him as being charming with a nice turn of expression.