Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
The definitive, larger-than-life account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever—the fiery romance of
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
He was a tough-guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful
Harper woman; she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Marc Antony. For a
Carton Qty: 20 quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the crème de la crème of
Selling Territory: W Hollywood royalty. Their tempestuous, on-again off-again romance, which began on the set of
100,000 the colossal flop Cleopatra, made headlines worldwide.
On Sale:6/15/2010 In this addictively readable, first dual biography of these legendary personalities, veteran
reporter Sam Kashner and noted biographer Nancy Schoenberger demonstrate how Taylor
Biography and Burton’s two marriages to each other represented much more than outlandish romance.
Together, Elizabeth and Richard were a fascinating embodiment of the mores and
transgressions of American culture, and even luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy looked to
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them as a barometer of the times. The enduring glamour, grandeur, drama, and bravado
512 pages; 6 x 9 embodied by this legendary duo in many ways gave rise to the rabid gossip and wide-eyed
2 16-page b/w photo adoration that are the staples of today’s tabloid media.
Kashner and Schoenberger draw upon brand-new research and interviews—including
unprecedented access to Taylor herself, the Burton family, and Taylor’s extensive personal
correspondence—to capture a time when the violet-eyed beauty and her...
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Sam Kashner is the author of three nonfiction books and one novel, Sinatraland, and is a frequent
contributor to Vanity Fair, Esquire, and GQ. He lives in New York City.
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