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There are shelves of books written about Elizabeth Taylor, some of them are:

Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor By Alexander Walker
From amazon.com
Paperback: 448 pages, Published by Grove Press (July 10, 2001)
ISBN-10: 0802137695, ISBN-13: 978-0802137692

How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood By William J Mann
From amazon.com
Paperback: 528 pages, Published by Mariner Books (2010)
ISBN-10: 9780547386560, ISBN-13: 978-0547386560

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Elizabeth Taylor versus "The Androids of Hollywood"

Camille Paglia on the "A luscious, opulent, ripe fruit" of Elizathbeth Taylor

March 23, 2011

Paglia has a retrospective on Elizabeth Taylor which emphasizes the changes in Hollywood that have occurred over the decades, and particularly how Elizabeth Taylor has transcended current trends, and how that contrast makes modern female film stars look (from Salon online):

"To me, Elizabeth Taylor's importance as an actress was that she represented a kind of womanliness that is now completely impossible to find on the U.S. or U.K. screen. It was rooted in hormonal reality -- the vitality of nature. She was single-handedly a living rebuke to postmodernism and post-structuralism, which maintain that gender is merely a social construct. Let me give you an example. Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" is a truly wonderful film, but Julianne Moore and Annette Bening -- who is fabulous in it and should have won the Oscar for her portrayal of a prototypical contemporary American career woman -- were painfully scrawny to look at on the screen. This is the standard starvation look that is now projected by Hollywood women stars -- a skeletal, Pilates-honed, anorexic silhouette, which has nothing to do with females as most of the world understands them. There's something almost android about the depictions of women currently being projected by Hollywood.

...Taylor was a tough broad. She had survival instincts. And that's another thing about her, the way she could bounce back from all her tragedies and near-death experiences and draw on her suffering in her acting. Who could forget when she was near death from pneumonia in London in 1961? There were dramatic pictures of her being carried out on a stretcher, when she had an emergency tracheotomy. Then she bounces right back and gets the Oscar! That was one of the great television nights of my entire life, as I watched the Academy Awards and was praying and praying she would win. Then she goes up to the podium with her bosom exposed and her throat bare, with no bandages, not even a band-aid, so everyone could see the scar, and says in a frail, breathy voice, "Thank you so much." I was delirious!"

Elizabeth Taylor obits

See an assortment of 58 newspaper and web site obituary notices from around the world. Click to view here.

International obituary notices Elizabeth Taylor

[Below: Internationally famous for her long career in films that played around the world, her death was front page news seemingly everywhere. Below, front page of the Taipei Taiwan Daily Newspaper on March 24, 2011.]

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Amazon: Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption

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