Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Death of a Legend

Elizabeth Taylor has died. I have always loved her films. Two of my favorites are discussed HERE and HERE.
They say in Raintree County there's a tree bright with blossoms of gold.
But you will find the Raintree's a state of mind, or a dream to enfold.
~"The Song of Raintree County"
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9 comments:

The North Coast said...

There passes one of the larger-than-life people who made the last half of the 20th so glamorous and flamboyant. Liz was a great lady, a warm, generous, large-spirited woman with a lot of courage and who seemed incapable of malice, in addition to being just about the most beautiful women in the world in her time.

There's no replacement for her. She'll be missed.

elena maria vidal said...

All I can think of are the words of Wordsworth: "...There hath pass'd away a glory from the earth..."

John said...

I remember seeing that photo a young Liz Taylor in one of those hardcover Life magazine photobooks and being fascinated at her beauty and elegance...she was probably my first crush. http://goo.gl/cxoLu

I haven't always agreed with her positions on issues, but I wholeheartedly believe that with her death, an era ends.

Rest in peace, Elizabeth.

elena maria vidal said...

She was the last Star of the golden age.

Julygirl said...

I am sitting here recounting the many brilliant films in which she starred and which also happen to be favorites of mine; Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Elephant Walk, Suddenly Last Summer, A Place in the Sun, to name a few. She will be, and already has been, missed from gracing the 'Silver Screen', but her star will always shine brightly with unforgettable brilliance in the galaxy of beloved entertainers.

Christina said...

The brilliant - if unnerving - scenes she played with Richard Burton in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' seemed like a peek into their real life together. She seemed very much to be someone whose whole life was a film played out for all to see. A legend indeed.

elena maria vidal said...

I agree, Christina. 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' is one movie I cannot even watch again because it is just too revealing although I think the acting was superb.

Julygirl said...

So true! It is not one of my favorites because of that, (although her acting in it was first rate.)

lara77 said...

Rest in peace Dame Elizabeth Taylor. They will never see your likes again! Your beauty was only matched by your compassion and generosity of heart.