Elizabeth Taylor 1951

Elizabeth Taylor – Photos and Quotes

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“I had the body of a woman and the mind of a child.”Elizabeth Taylor

Photo: 1951

 

"I was nine when I made my first films in Hollywood. I was used from the day I was a child, and utilized by the studio. I was promoted for their pockets. I never felt that they were a haven. I’ve always been very much my own person. I had my own mother and father — they were my family, not the bloody studio." -- Elizabeth Taylor (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I was nine when I made my first films in Hollywood. I was used from the day I was a child, and utilized by the studio. I was promoted for their pockets. I never felt that they were a haven. I’ve always been very much my own person. I had my own mother and father — they were my family, not the bloody studio.”Elizabeth Taylor

Source: Jonathan Cott (2011)

 

Elizabeth Taylor 1947

“I was rushed into womanhood for the movies. It caused me long moments of unhappiness and doubt.”Elizabeth Taylor

Photo: Cynthia (1947)

 

Elizabeth Taylor 1944 National Velvet

“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”Elizabeth Taylor

Photo: National Velvet (1944)

 

Elizabeth Taylor 1947

“Liz had [sex appeal] even as a young girl when she did a picture called Cynthia with me.” — Director Robert Leonard.

Source: Bob Thomas (1953)

Photo: 1947

 

Elizabeth Taylor Little Women 1949

Elizabeth Taylor will be one of the biggest stars who ever lived.” — Director/Producer Mervyn LeRoy in 1949.

Photo: Little Women (1949)

 

Elizabeth Taylor

“So much to do, so little done, such things to be.”Elizabeth Taylor 

Photographer: Peter Basch

 

Elizabeth Taylor Father of the Bride

“Elizabeth’s view of life was formed, I think, by the Hollywood studios. Then she realized that life was not being written for an MGM screenplay. It was Father of the Bride up to the altar, but after that, well, MGM didn’t go in for that sort of film.” —  Alexander Walker, author of Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor

Source: Lisa Anderson (1991)

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor Oil Painting

An oil painting. Artist and year: N/A.

 

Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift behind the scenes on "A Place in the Sun." (1951) Bizarre Los Angeles

“She and Monty spent all their time together. They had a weird relationship and a closeness that was not to be believed. I think they were really in love, but….” — photographer Blaine Waller

Source: 1982

Photo: Candid while shooting A Place in the Sun (1951). With Montgomery Clift.

 

Elizabeth Taylor

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”Elizabeth Taylor

 

Elizabeth Taylor Conrad Hilton Jr 1951

“We have some things to wind up among ourselves. It seems a shame that we can’t meet without people making an epic out of it. All these reconciliation stories are embarrassing. After all, Mr. Hilton is engaged.”Elizabeth Taylor (with Nicholas Conrad Hilton, Jr.)

 

Elizabeth Taylor Michael

“She was so remarkable at making us care equally about her personal life as much as we cared about her movies. We got it all with her.” — William Mann, author of How to be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood

Photo: With her son Michael in 1953.

 

Elizabeth Taylor 1953

“I don’t have to act. I’m a star.”Elizabeth Taylor

Source: Lisa Anderson (1991)

Photo: 1953

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor 1953

“Sometimes I wish I could live up to the things they write about me. What a woman – tres gaie.”Elizabeth Taylor

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor

“People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz.”Elizabeth Taylor

 

Elizabeth Taylor 1946

“I think she saw the various husbands to be possessible, like chipmunks, and to be in a serial fashion, like chipmunks. I certainly can’t tell one chipmunk from another. And the love test was to place them on the lawn and see if they ran away or would return to her. And of course, in [Richard] Burton’s case, he returned to her. And the other lovers were chipmunks, too. Of course, as I say, the lovers come out in better shape than the husbands do. They were lucky in many ways. They profited from the publicity of being linked with Elizabeth Taylor, they didn’t lose money, no one appears to have been grievously hurt.” — Alexander Walker, author of Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor

Source: Lisa Anderson (1991)

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor

“I have made horrendous mistakes in my life, but I cannot blame them on anybody else. We all have to participate in our own downfalls.”Elizabeth Taylor

 

Butterfield 8 Elizabeth Taylor

“It’s the most pornographic script I ever read.”Elizabeth Taylor on Butterfield 8 (1960)

 

Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra 1963

“I don’t remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.”Elizabeth Taylor

 

Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor in 1962. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Marilyn and Liz are of an age to be women, but unfortunately for them and the people around them, they’re children….Liz, she’s a taker, not a giver. I was raised at the same studio, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and pampered as much as she was. But I didn’t take it for granted, ever…. I think Miss Monroe deserved what she got [being fired from a film]. And Miss Taylor deserves the same but nobody has guts enough to fire her. But she’ll get it. Liz can get what Liz wants only so long.”Joan Crawford

Source: Joseph Finnegan (1962)

Photo: Bert Stern (1962). With Eddie Fisher.

 

Cleopatra Wig

One of Taylor‘s wigs used in Cleopatra (1963).

 

Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra Mask

A vintage Halloween mask of Taylor as Cleopatra, c. 1963.

 

Movieland Wax Museum Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton

The Cleopatra wax display, featuring the likenesses of Richard Burton and Taylor, at the defunct Movieland Wax Museum at Buena Park.

 

Elizabeth Taylor middle finger

“She may have a mouth like a sewer. She may eat and drink like a truck driver, but there she is, like the Statue of Liberty. You’ve got to love her for that.” — Dick Kaplan, Star Magazine editor.

 

Elizabeth Taylor painting

Artist: Chester Bloom. Year: 1972. Color pastel. 24 x 20 inches.

 

Elizabeth Taylor older

“I’ve been through it all. I’m Mother Courage. I’ll be dragging my sable coat behind me into old age.” Elizabeth Taylor

Quote: LIFE (1969)

Photographer: Herb Ritts (1997)

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