From veteran entertainment reporter Sam Kashner and biographer Nancy Schoenberger comes the definitive account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever told—the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Kashner has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor numerous times and is the only journalist given access to her extensive collection of personal letters and journals, and he and Schoenberger have also interviewed the Burton family at length, including Burton’s actress daughter Kate. This is truly an authorized and singularly informed biography of these two larger-than-life stars, and of their glamorous, volatile, and audacious relationship.
Life outdoes movie melodrama in this raucous, intimate, dual biography of Hollywood's ultimate It Couple. As told by journalist Kashner (Sinatraland\n) and biographer Schoenberger (Dangerous Muse: The Life of Caroline Blackwood\n), the romance between the glittering Tinseltown diva and the sonorous, self-loathing Shakespearean reprises their co-starring movie roles: it has the passion of Cleopatra\n (the Vatican condemned their on-set adultery as erotic vagrancy ), the riotous merriment of The Taming of the Shrew\n, the poisonous marital fights of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?\n and a cast of thousands of paparazzi and shrieking fans. The well-researched narrative the authors make good use of Burton's engaging love letters and diary entries offers juicy details of his epic alcoholism and her towering tantrums, and is fascinated with the jewelry pieces, like the Taj Mahal diamond that Taylor famously extracted from Burton as tribute or penance. But from the binges and bling emerges a revealing portrait of the magnetic qualities her vulgar warmth, his soulful virility that glued the couple together. Here is that rare love story that holds one's interest beyond the wedding and a reminder, after the thin gruel of Brangelina, of what a feast celebrity can be. Photos. \n
Burton And Taylor
This was a wonderful book. For a person who doesn't read boom at all this was amazing! Their love for each other was adorable yet dangerous...their chemistry was adorable! This books has let us look into their relationship. I laughed at some moments, I cried for a few days because of something that have happened. One thing I didn't like was the beginning where it's about her previous marriages. This is a book about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor not About all of her husbands.
Great love story
Such a bittersweet love these two shared. May they both RIP.
this was-great read, but if liz wanted to buried next to Burton.....why wasn't she.