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'Boom!' Movie: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton Cinematic Disaster Reappraised

Boom! movie with Elizabeth Taylor: Critically panned box office disaster featuring memorable headwear and situations. 'Boom!' movie: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton critical & box office bomb reappraised as 'cult classic' fare If you've never seen Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's 1968 vanity production Boom!, don't feel singled out. Boom! […]


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'Boom!' Movie: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton Cinematic Disaster Reappraised



'Judgment at Nuremberg' & Joan Fontaine: Kramer's Best 'Message Movie' & Only Hitchcock Acting Oscar Winner

Judgment at Nuremberg with Maximilian Schell. Stanley Kramer's most effective “message movie,” the 1961 courtroom/political drama Judgment at Nuremberg is a fictionalized restaging of the post-World War II Judges' Trial of Nazi Germany judges and prosecutors held in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg in 1947. Besides its mostly effective all-star […]


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'Judgment at Nuremberg' & Joan Fontaine: Kramer's Best 'Message Movie' & Only Hitchcock Acting Oscar Winner



Tabloid Journalism & Studio-Manufactured Hollywood Affairs

Long history of real and manufactured box-office-boosting off-screen romances Long before tabloids and tabloid-wannabes took over as the purveyors of entertainment “news,” throughout the decades the studios themselves have publicized idyllic off-screen love stories, whether real or manufactured, featuring the stars of their latest releases. Not infrequently, those had the […]


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Tabloid Journalism & Studio-Manufactured Hollywood Affairs



Lindsay Lohan Is Elizabeth Taylor + Vanessa Redgrave Is Lesbian Supreme Court Judge

Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick. Lohan, 26 next July 2, plays Elizabeth Taylor (apparently) at about the time she met Richard Burton in the early 1960s. (Though the Lohan/Taylor picture above looks like something out Richard Brooks' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, […]


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Lindsay Lohan Is Elizabeth Taylor + Vanessa Redgrave Is Lesbian Supreme Court Judge



Elizabeth Taylor Diamond & Jewelry Collection Breaks Auction Record

Elizabeth Taylor diamond ring & jewelry collection fetch exorbitant amounts; Richard Burton was a long-ago “benefactor.” In addition to being wife and husband a couple of times, Taylor and Burton were also co-stars in ten big-screen features + one TV movie. On the big screen: Cleopatra, The V.I.P.s, The Sandpiper, […]


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Elizabeth Taylor Diamond & Jewelry Collection Breaks Auction Record



Tura Satana & Cliff Robertson + the Two Russells & Child Actors: 'TCM Remembers

Tura Satana in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. One of the film world's personalities seen in this year's “TCM Remembers” video homage, Tura Satana owes her cult fame to one single movie: Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965). Following that low-budget “exploitation” romp, Satana would be credited in only two […]


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Tura Satana & Cliff Robertson + the Two Russells & Child Actors: 'TCM Remembers



Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Jane Withers, Jeanette MacDonald: Packard Campus April 2011

Ernst Lubitsch's The Merry Widow, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald (top); George Stevens' A Place in the Sun, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor (bottom) If the more rabid elements within the Republican party don't succeed in their attempts to shut down the US government, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio […]


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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Jane Withers, Jeanette MacDonald: Packard Campus April 2011



Elizabeth Taylor: James Dean Sexually Molested by Minister - Fact or BS?

Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean in George Stevens' Giant Elizabeth Taylor died two days ago, her remains were laid to rest yesterday, and a revelation about Taylor's past was made public today. Well, in all truth, the revelation is actually about James Dean's past. Taylor is the alleged vehicle for a […]


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Elizabeth Taylor: James Dean Sexually Molested by Minister - Fact or BS?



Elizabeth Taylor Funeral Held; Christian Anti-Gay Picketers Absent

Elizabeth Taylor in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Suddenly Last Summer Elizabeth Taylor's funeral was held – without the presence of Westboro Baptist Church anti-gay picketers – at around 2 p.m. on Thursday at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. In accordance with her religion, Taylor, who had converted to Judaism in the late […]


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Elizabeth Taylor Funeral Held; Christian Anti-Gay Picketers Absent



Elizabeth Taylor Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church 'Picket Threat'

Elizabeth Taylor I've always wondered if people would hate Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church members as much as they do if the Westborons only picketed the funerals of, say, gay men who died of AIDS. Anyhow, apparently Westboro's Christian haters want more visibility than what they get by picketing the funerals […]


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Elizabeth Taylor Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church 'Picket Threat'



Elizabeth Taylor: More Than Divorces and Diamonds

Elizabeth Taylor I wonder if Elizabeth Taylor would have become a legend, still remembered more than 40 years after the release of her last major box office hit, had it not been for her multiple marriages and divorces, the Eddie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds scandal, the Eddie Fisher-Richard Burton scandal, the many […]


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Elizabeth Taylor: More Than Divorces and Diamonds



Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized: Two-Time Oscar Winner Suffers Congestive Heart Failure

Elizabeth Taylor young (ca. 1950s): Two-time Oscar winner hospitalized. Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor hospitalized with congestive heart failure Two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor has been hospitalized for treatment of congestive heart failure. Taylor has suffered from this condition for several years. The 78-year-old Who's Afraid of Virginia […]


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Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized: Two-Time Oscar Winner Suffers Congestive Heart Failure



Turner Classic Movies: Dysfunctional-Family-Oriented Christmas Films + Katharine Hepburn Double Dose

Turner Classic Movies presents Katharine Hepburn in Little Women 1933: Up to the Christmas Day viewer to decide whether George Cukor's Best Picture Academy Award nominee is immensely moving or immeasurably cloying. Either way, Little Women was a major critical and commercial hit, solidifying Katharine Hepburn's standing as one of […]


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Turner Classic Movies: Dysfunctional-Family-Oriented Christmas Films + Katharine Hepburn Double Dose



Elizabeth Taylor: Reluctant Star in Oscar-Winning Role

Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor in George Stevens' A Place in the Sun Elizabeth Taylor can be found in 11 movies to be presented on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, Aug. 23, as part of TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series. (See below TCM's full Elizabeth Taylor schedule.] Curiously, even though […]


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Elizabeth Taylor: Reluctant Star in Oscar-Winning Role



Noel Coward Exhibition at the Academy

Noel Coward with Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Boom! (top); with Marlene Dietrich, 1937 (bottom) Noel Coward – playwright, composer, director, actor, (purported) spy, nationalist, propagandist, semi-closeted gay guy – is the subject of an exhibition currently being held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, “Star […]


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Noel Coward Exhibition at the Academy



'Avatar' Reviews & Budget: James Cameron Fantasy to Become Next 'Titanic' or 'Cleopatra'?

Avatar war: Titanic or Cleopatra? Not taking inflation into account, James Cameron's futuristic 3D action fantasy is the most expensive 20th Century Fox production ever. Once inflation is factored in, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's CGI-less Cleopatra remains not only Fox's costliest production, but also the second most expensive movie ever made, […]


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'Avatar' Reviews & Budget: James Cameron Fantasy to Become Next 'Titanic' or 'Cleopatra'?



Joseph L. Mankiewicz Tribute: 'Suddenly, Last Summer'

Four-time Academy Award winner screenwriter-director-producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz will be saluted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a special 50th anniversary screening of a recently restored print of Suddenly Last Summer, starring Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor (above, and right, with Mankiewicz), and Montgomery Clift. The screening […]


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Joseph L. Mankiewicz Tribute: 'Suddenly, Last Summer'



'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' Screening

Who's Afraid of Henry VIII? vs. A Film for All Seasons: Director Mike Nichols and producer-screenwriter Ernest Lehman's 1966 adaptation of Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? remains one of the best motion pictures of the 1960s. In fact, this intelligent, harrowing, exuberantly acted, marriage-is-hell free-for-all was the […]


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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' Screening



Elizabeth Taylor 'Cleopatra' Movie Screening

It's really not as bad as it's cracked up to be… Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – The 1963 Best Picture nominee Cleopatra will be screened, in a newly restored 70mm print, as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated" series. […]


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Elizabeth Taylor 'Cleopatra' Movie Screening