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Author Kennedy, Matthew, 1957- author.

Title On Elizabeth Taylor : an opinionated guide / Matthew Kennedy
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2024


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover -- On Elizabeth Taylor -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Chronology -- 2. Films -- 3. Television, Theater, and Special Appearances -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "ON ELIZABETH TAYLOR: AN OPINIONATED GUIDE is a complete review of the career of a singular actress and film star of the twentieth century. Each of her 67 film appearances is recapped with background on their sources, production, release, and critical and financial reception. Also included are her television films, select TV guest spots, and live theater. Included is an introduction to the phenomenon of Elizabeth Taylor, with an emphasis on her film stardom. This is followed by a biographical chronology, where her well-covered marriages, illnesses, jewelry collection, and fantastic philanthropy on behalf of people with AIDS/HIV are chronicled. Taylor's acting, what she brought to the screen, is examined in detail, and includes a consideration of her specific art, the development of her voice, her relationship to the camera, and her canny understanding of the effect she had on audiences worldwide. Responses from her costars and directors are also included. ON ELIZABETH TAYLOR: AN OPINIONATED GUIDE is a reference book, but one with a particular authorial voice, offering an appreciation of her skill and unique charisma, and in turn placing her among the greatest film stars of all time. The book invites the reader to access and contemplate the work of Elizabeth Taylor, the great and the not so great, alongside the author. Such engagement makes ON ELIZABETH TAYLOR fun to pick up and explore. It's valuable to anyone who wants to understand what made Elizabeth Taylor such a big and enduring film star"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011 -- Miscellanea
SUBJECT Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011 fast
Subject Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses
Biography & non-fiction prose.
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Trivia and miscellanea
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023038574
ISBN 9780197664131