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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Concert To Benefit Elizabeth Taylor Memorial Fund

George Michael’s concert at London’s Royal Opera House will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s newly established Elizabeth Taylor Memorial Fund. Michael, a longtime fan of Elizabeth’s, said he “really wanted to honour the inspiring efforts” of her pioneering work with HIV/AIDS. The concert will be held on November 6. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Naomi Wilding Accepts Posthumous Award For Elizabeth

Elizabeth was honoured posthumously yesterday evening with the Norma Zarky Award for her HIV/AIDS philanthropy at the 2011 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Naomi Wilding, accepted the award on behalf of her late grandmother at the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Debbie Reynolds Auction Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first of two auctions consisting of Debbie Reynolds’ collection of classic Hollywood costumes and memorabilia. Elizabeth’s costumes feature heavily in the auction. My friend Paul Murray was fortunate enough to attend a preview at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills and sent me these photographs to share with you all. [...]

Elizabeth To Be Honoured Tonight By Women In Film

Tonight Elizabeth will be posthumously honoured at the with Women In Film’s 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards’ Norma Zarky Award, presented by jeweler Pandora, for her pioneering work with HIV/AIDS. Mikkel Berg, Executive Director of Marketing at Pandora, said in a statement, “We believe all women of the world are unique and precious. They live [...]

Elizabeth Remembered At Tony Awards

Elizabeth Taylor was remembered at last night’s Tony Awards. She was included in the in memoriam segment along with other notable Broadway luminaries who passed away in the last year. Elizabeth starred in two Broadway productions: The Little Foxes in 1981, and Private Lives with former husband Richard Burton two years later. The Broadway community [...]

Liz Smith Promises Big Scoop On Elizabeth

Elizabeth’s friend and veteran gossip columnist Liz Smith promised in today’s column a big Elizabeth scoop in her column soon! I’m wondering what it could be… Perhaps details on the Christie’s auction or the memorial? A new book? A commemorative DVD set? I guess time will tell!

Elizabeth’s Home Featured In Architectural Digest

Before her death in March 2011, Dame Elizabeth granted the venerable publication Architectural Digest access to photograph her beloved Bel Air home. The photographs appear in the July 2011 issue, and Elizabeth appropriately landed the cover. For a preview of some of the photos used in the spread, click here. The issue is on newsstands [...]

“Nibbles and Me” now available as eBook!

On May 31, Nibbles and Me, a charming book Elizabeth wrote when she was a mere 14 years old, was reissued as an eBook by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. The description reads: “In 1946, Elizabeth Taylor — then fourteen and a major star at MGM — published a book about her pet chipmunk, Nibbles. [...]

Happy 10th Anniversary, Elizabeth Taylor Archives!

This week, on June 8, the Elizabeth Taylor Archives celebrated its 10th anniversary online! We began quite humbly on June 8, 2001 as the Elizabeth Taylor List, a discussion group dedicated to Dame Elizabeth Taylor on Yahoo! Groups. It was slow to get going. There was already another Yahoo! Group dedicated to Elizabeth, one that [...]