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?
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 [...]
"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?
"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.”
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."
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 [...]