Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Blue Wednesday with Elizabeth

I'm having a Blue Wednesday. I woke
up with a stuffy nose and headache. Ugh.
No rest for the weary today. One of my
bests is directing a free reading of Romeo
and Juliet here in NYC
. I have to go
out. Then I found out Elizabeth Taylor died
today.



With her violet eyed Beauty and fiery
strength, Elizabeth has lived many incarnations.
In her later years, she is known best for
her White Diamonds perfume and her wonderful
work raising millions for AIDS Research.

I wanted to pop in to talk about the movies
I love best by her. Now, I haven't seen
all of her movies. On my must see list is
Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf (which she
won her second Oscar for) and Reflections
in an Golden Eye with Marlon Brando.
If you want to know why Elizabeth Taylor
has endured all these years and what has
made her a good actor, these are my favorites.

For a young Elizabeth Taylor:


National Velvet (1944)
Little Women (1949)

Two of the trilogy of films she made
with Montgomery Clift.Monty and liz
Elizabeth said working with Monty in A Place in The Sun
inspired her to become a better actor.
And to take acting seriously.
A Place in The Sun (1950)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1957) with Paul Newman
Butterfield 8 (1960) (She won her first Oscar with this film.)
The Sandpiper (1965) with Richard Burton.
(This is on my personal list of remakes.)
Taming of the Shrew (1967) with Richard Burton (Merry Fun!)
Boom (1968)with Richard again. (For pure camp, location and costumes.)


"I believe in mind over matter and doing anything
you set your mind on - Elizabeth Taylor.

Does anyone remember when she was on General Hospital?
She played Helena Casadine. The Casadine Family were
The supervillians on GH back in the 80's.

I can't end this post to Elizabeth. Without sharing
one of my favorite scenes from A Place in The Sun.
I like to think now she can dance with Monty, Richard
and all the others she loved. Up there among the Stars.



Shellsigna

6 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

i, too was surprised she had passed.. also, i thought she was much older..

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful tribute to her..thankyou!

Laurel said...

I thought of you this morning- I too posted a pic of Miss Taylor and our beloved Monty.
So sad today :(
xo

Anonymous said...

I came here because I knew you would honor Elizabeth's life.
How can one not be intrigued by a woman with violet eyes? Her beauty and voice has always fascinated me. She was exquisite and lived boldly. Her movies are sparkling jewels. Heavenly love to you, dear Elizabeth Taylor*~*~*
From:Pamela

Her Speak said...

Such a stunning human. How fortunate we are that her sparkle will live on forever in her films. :)

Shell said...

Thank you everyone for your words about my post to Elizabeth. I was half sick,wanted to find a way to honor her. Somehow it all came together.