Post Tagged with: "Elizabeth Taylor"

Arts & Culture

The Richard Burton Diaries

The Richard Burton Diaries

 – “At about 12 noon this same day I did something beyond outrage. I bought Elizabeth the jet plane we flew in yesterday. It costs, brand new, $960,000. She was not displeased.” September 30, 1967 – The Richard Burton Dairies is just short of a tome; any heavier and I […]

by × January 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Firefly, Jamaica

Firefly, Jamaica

“Firefly has given me the most valuable benison of all: time to read and write and think and get my mind in order. I love this place, it deeply enchants me. Whatever happens to this silly world, nothing much is likely to happen here. The sentences seemed to construct themselves, […]

by × August 21, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

My Elizabeth Taylor Necklace From The Auction Of A Lifetime

My Elizabeth Taylor Necklace From The Auction Of A Lifetime

I’m really looking forward to tonight’s C4 documentary, Elizabeth Taylor – Auction Of A Lifetime.  The 90 minute feature-length documentary goes behind the scenes of Taylor’s record-breaking sale at Christies, New York, held in December last year. The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor raised a staggering combined total of $156,756,576 with every […]

by × April 18, 2012 × 2 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

A Saunter Around 20th Century Fox

A Saunter Around 20th Century Fox

Last week I spent a fascinating afternoon wandering around the backlot at 20th Century Fox. A friend is working on a film there and for me, nothing beats the buzz of a working studio. I’m familiar with most of the studios in England: Pinewood, Shepperton, Leavesden et al, but everything here in Tinseltown is on a […]

by × February 25, 2012 × 3 comments