Posts Tagged: elizabeth taylor

"Feel my pudgy hands now!”

Ooh, Liz & Dick — the Lifetime movie about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton — finally premieres this Sunday, but Kate Aurthur saw it last night and loved it, obviously, right?


She Still Had a Profitable Perfume Line, We Think

An Elizabeth Taylor who never married Richard Burton: Anne Helen Petersen's new alternate history novel, or a really good British writer you've never read?


Liz Taylor Auction Update!

The scorpion cape. THE SCORPION CAPE!


The 1950s Glamour Tutorial

“Jane the cat is alive! I’M ALIVE!”

Jane used Elite Eye Lashes #8 in black, similar to this style from Ardell.

Previously: The Eyebrow Tutorial: Window Frames to the Soul

Jane Marie produces the radio program "This American Life."


Sympathy for Liz

When I was three, my mom went to visit a psychic and brought me along. After he was done reading her, he read me too. One of his predictions was that I’d be married “late in life.”

A few years later, when I was around eight, my mom told me this story. Looking back, I wondered why my mom would have told me this information, as it seems a little mature for an eight-year-old. Except she likes to recall a story around the same time, in which I came out of my bedroom clutching a Reader’s Digest to my chest and announcing I was pro-choice. To this day, she believes [...]


LiLo as Liz for Lifetime

Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, for television, makes sense to me.


The Liz Taylor Online Auction Is a Thing

"The Online Only Auction includes close to 1,000 lots of Fine Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories, Costume Jewelry, and Decorative Arts & Memorabilia. Estimates start as low as $100. Online Registration and bidding begins December 3 and runs through December 17." —Christie's is selling a bunch of Liz Taylor's stuff and you stand an actual chance of possibly buying something. You probably can't get the Van Gogh (rich people actually own Van Gogh's?!?) but maybe the puffy-sleeved red evening gown that's only $500?


Name That Bride, Part Three

"She has turned me into a moral man but not a prig, she is a wildly exciting lover-mistress, she is shy and witty, she is nobody's fool, she is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography.”



Liz's Trinkets

The biggest of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry auctions went down at Christie's last night, and it "shattered expectations" by bringing in roughly $116 million (ahead of the projected $30 million), which of course you know because you picked up one or two of the 80 lots on sale. Which ones? I bought this Bulgari Emerald Suite. "Bought," of course, meaning "pasted onto myself a printed-out and cut-up picture of."


Estate Jewelry: Liz's Diamonds and Victorian Brooch Jokes

OK, so I’m sure you guys have heard about the big Elizabeth Taylor jewelry auction, right? The pieces are going on exhibit in Los Angeles on October 13-16, but tickets have already sold out. After that they’ll make appearances in Dubai, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong, before finally landing in New York for an exhibit at Christie’s from December 3-12. The serious jewels (80 in total) will then go up for auction in an evening sale on December 13. Other auctions will follow, including lesser jewels, clothing, memorabilia, and paintings.

This ring was the first piece of jewelry Richard Burton ever bought for Elizabeth Taylor. Now renamed [...]