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Elizabeth Taylor: The Obsessions, Passions and Courage of a Hollywood Legend by Ellis Amburn (£9.50)Publisher: Robson — 2000
Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 186105369X]
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.
Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Frequently the target of scandalous tabloid headlines, Elizabeth Taylor’s love affairs and failed marriages have captured the attention of the world’s press for almost half a century. Just when we thought we knew everything about this screen siren, Ellis Amburn blows the lid off some of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. This compelling new biography poignantly recounts the successful removal of a golf-ball-sized brain tumour; her courageous recovery after breaking her back twice within two years; the exciting launch of her fragrance line, which became an instant success; and her loving relationship with Rod Steiger, who nurtured her back to health after a nervous breakdown. Amburn also reveals Taylor’s tragic and heartbreaking affection for Montgomery Clift and James Dean and explores Taylor’s disastrous marriage to the abusive and philandering Nicky Hilton, who abandoned Liz on their honeymoon to be with another woman. And then there is the infamous and cunning Eddie Fisher, who forced Liz to appear at his Las Vegas shows in order to bring in capacity crowds, as well as accounts of Richard Burton’s homosexual activities and his exploitation of Taylor.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72