When Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton for the first time after a tumultuous affair on the set of Cleopatra she chose as her wedding gown a canary yellow chiffon dress. Designed by Cleopatra costume designer Irene Sharaff, Taylor paired the dress with hyacinths and lilies of the valley woven into her hair, which was plaited(…)
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Elizabeth Taylor
Taylor was married 8 times. Her shortest marriage was with her first husband Conrad Nicky Hilton which lasted just 9 months, and her longest marriage was with Richard Burton which lasted 10 years (plus an extra year when they re-married in 1975). Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred together in 11 movies.
Elizabeth Taylor flighting with Lucille Ball
Publicity photo of Lucille Ball, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor from the television show Here’s Lucy. In this episode, Lucy tries on Elizabeth Taylor’s famous large diamond ring, which gets stuck on her finger. Source and copyright: PD-PRE1978.
Sophia Loren and Richard Burton’s Brief Encounter
I’m so used to seeing photos of Richard Burton with Liz Taylor that it seems surprising to see him with another woman! He and Sophia Loren made a remake of Brief Encounter in 1974, so I’m guessing that photo is from around that time. Although why someone would want to remake such an amazing movie(…)
Cleopatra: Taylor, Burton & the $44 Million Scandale
When Elizabeth Taylor came to the end of her studio contract in 1961 she was free to finally choose her roles and command her own price. And that’s exactly what she did when she demanded the huge sum of $1 million to play the title role in Cleopatra. Cleopatra started as a small budget-movie which(…)
Richard Burton 1960s
Photo of Richard Burton as Arthur from the original Broadway production of Camelot. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.