I just want to point out a fact to Anne Helen Petersen.
I'm very surprised other viewers did not pick up on this, or made a comment. I jumped on it right away.
Elizabeth Taylor DID show up to receive her 'Oscar' for "Butterfield 8". La Liz was recouperating from her tracheotomy, and her near-death illness of double pneumonia - in London, England....but managed to be present for the awards ceremony, in L.A.
Eddie walked Elizabeth down the aisle - up until she went on stage....then he said "you're on your own kid"....(or something like that)...and she made a very breathy, yet short thankyou speech.
I have read all E.T. biographies, and followed all news magazine articles, since I was a child.
It was from reading all those articles from a tender age of seven - onwards, that instilled my life-long passion for writing.
Miss Petersen, your article is brilliantly bitchy - yet delightful.
A fine team of Hedda and Louella - competing for the scoop!!