Taming of the Shrew, part 1

One of the most famous movie stars is Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Known for her movies, her beauty, and her marriages, she also has made a name for herself as a most effective Aids activist. In 2001, she was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Clinton for giving hope to millions as an early crusader for Aids research.

For sixty years, Taylor has worked in films and has generated an enormous amount of publicity, mostly regarding her private life. Her famous face has graced over 200 magazine covers, including the cover of Life magazine about 10 or 11 times. She was in costume for Taming of the Shrew on the cover of Life magazine on Feb 24, 1967.

Elizabeth Taylor performed with Richard Burton for the first time in Cleopatra. Because of her star-power during that film, she was able to demand the first ever one million dollar salary for an actor. Her long love affair with Richard Burton began during the filming of Cleopatra and continued through two separate marriages to each other. During their first marriage, they filmed The Taming of the Shrew, which I will review tomorrow.

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