Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Did you ever see the documentary about 'The making of Cleopatra' when these two met for the first time? Pure drama I tell ya ...
I haven't seen that documentary, but the story is certainly the stuff of legend, no doubt. According to Elizabeth Taylor, she'd met Burton in 1952, when he was making his first Hollywood film, Henry Koster's The Robe. At that time he made a reflexive pass at her . . . as was Burton's custom with just about every woman he laid eyes on in those days . . . which she dodged easily enough. Over the next decade they crossed paths at this party or that industry function. But it wasn't until they actually worked together that they met in that crucial sense.Gotta feel sorry for Eddie Fisher. Not only did he make a nuisance out of himself on the Cleopatra set . . . trying to bring in his pal Paddy Chayefsky to rewrite the script, generally treated like an errand boy; Mr. Elizabeth Taylor . . . but the poor guy gets his wife plucked from him so easily.
Serves him right for ditching Debbie Reynolds!
A monument to their love! Great actors need great drama?!
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