Tag Archives: ElizabethTaylor

*There Won’t Be Blood

You may be under the impression you are reading a knock-off of Miss Taylor’s engrossing, if sadly premature, health-kick memoir Elizabeth Takes Off when I tell you that in 2015 I experienced a few golden months in which I had never felt better in my life. And the reason I felt this way was due to ‘the menopause’, […]

*Fun with Liz & Dick

Imagine my delight when I tore the wrapping from one of my birthday presents and discovered a copy of the much-maligned biographical telemovie Liz & Dick. Had I a first-born child, I would gladly have traded it in for this bounty. I initially developed a keen interest in, and enthusiasm for, the love affair between Elizabeth […]


DEAD. This was actually the first word of mean-spirited, if bestselling, memoir Mommie Dearest, and it was referring, of course, to the passing of never-off-the-clock movie star Joan Crawford. For the past couple of weeks, though, there has, unfortunately, been the need for this term to be used in reference to Elizabeth Taylor. Obviously, the […]

*The Best Will in the World

There are two big Hollywood films that, much as I have tried, I simply have never been able to watch in their entirety. Of course, there is nothing unusual in not managing to make it through a film, but these are works that I’ve been attempting literally for as long as I can remember to […]