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The definitive story of Hollywood's most famous coupleHe was a tough guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman; she was a modern day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony For nearly a uarter of a century Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance—often called the marriage of the century—was the most notorious publicized and celebrated love affair of its dayFor the first time Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of this larger than life couple showing how their romance and two marriages commanded the attention of the world Also for the first time in exclusive access given to the authors Elizabeth Taylor herself gives never revealed details and firsthand accounts of her life with BurtonDrawing upon brand new information and interviews—and on Burton's. I normally don t read Hollywood biographies However I wanted to read this one simply because I was curious about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton It s not every day you see two very famous people so passionately in love But then again this is the story the authors were trying to promote The book starts off saying that one of the last things Richard Burton did was write a love letter to Elizabeth which Elizabeth didn t share with them Yet Richard Burton s widow Sally insists there was no letter and was a little put off by this book feeling like they were trying to erase her Conseuently while this book does have many passages from Richard Burton s diary I think a lot of this is Elizabeth s account and I don t know how reliable she is I kept thinking of a line from the song Louise A deceiver don t believe her that s her tradeI did enjoy this book though and I was awed by the lovely poetic and somewhat sexually titillating letters Richard wrote to Elizabeth He had a photographic memory and could recite poetry on the spot He also wrote beautiful poetry himself and was avid reader reading up to three books a day And you can just imagine hearing that poetry being recited in his rich mellifluous voice It s enough to make a girl get swoony Then there was Elizabeth who was stunningly beautiful and unapologetically fearless speaking up for causes she believed in going after what she wanted unafraid of being reviled I found myself admiring her and being touched by her generosity to her staff and crew going out of her way for people Here she was a true Diva yet she carried it with graceThese two tried to break off their affair in the beginning but their passion was so compelling they left their spouses to be together facing great criticism and scandal And that love never seemed to die They speak of being almost overwhelmed by each other completely besotted unable to stay away from each other They were also wildly jealous and they seemed to look at fighting as a form of foreplay having loud shouting matches and then wild make up sex Traveling around like nomads they spent vast amounts of money buying jewels and houses dragging with them numerous pets and children Yet they seemed to long for a true home never settling downI found their fighting rather scary Elizabeth loved to pick fights one time goading one of her earlier husbands to Go ahead and hit me shut me up She wanted a man to stand up to her and was only attracted by men who couldn t be pushed around which Richard fit the bill Yet Richard had a Scorpion tongue and could say cruel insults that must have hurt badly I almost wonder if they knocked each other down because they were so besotted that their love scared them because it made them vulnerableI can t help but feel that if they lived today they probably would have stayed together simply because we understand alcoholism so much better now Richard would have received help and Elizabeth would have known how to support him better I was also horrified by all the surgeries Elizabeth had for bleeding hemorrhoids I m sure back in the sixties doctors thought the best way to treat hemorrhoids was to slice them off which makes me cringe Here she was a young woman only in her thirties yet she had horrible health problems It s no wonder Richard didn t trust doctorsIn the end I found this book sad I wish they could have worked it out They certainly wanted to work it out The Illusionists uarter of a century Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance—often called the marriage of the century—was the most notorious publicized and celebrated love affair of its dayFor the first time Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of this larger than life couple showing how their romance and two marriages commanded the attention of the world Also for the first time in exclusive access given to the authors Elizabeth Taylor herself gives never revealed details and firsthand accounts of her life with BurtonDrawing O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, upon brand new information and interviews—and on Burton's. 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Furious Love Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century

Private passionate and heartbreaking letters to Taylor— Furious Love sheds new light on the movies the sex the scandal the fame the brawls the booze the bitter separations and of course the fabled jewels It offers an intimate glimpse into Elizabeth and Richard's privileged world and their elite circle of friends among them Princess Grace Montgomery Clift the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Peter O'Toole Michael Caine Marlon Brando Rex Harrison Mike Nichols Laurence Olivier Robert Kennedy Tennessee Williams Noël Coward John Huston Ava Gardner the Rothschilds Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis It provides an entertaining eye opening look at their films their wildly lucrative reign in Europe and in Hollywood—and the price they paid for their extravagant livesShocking and unsparing in its honesty Furious Love explores the very public marriage of Liz and Dick as well as the private struggles of Elizabeth and Rich. This book blew me away I have never read such a passionate love story I can also say that I have never read such a story of mutual self destruction I don t consider myself to be overly romantic but I do believe that everyone has a soulmate Some people are lucky enough to find theirs My parents were soulmates I am forever grateful that they died together because I can t imagine one going on without the other Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are such soulmates but they also were the embodiment of the expression Can t live with em can t live without em I loved reading this larger than life story of love and extravagence with the cycle of drinking fighting and jewels Oh my the jewels About half way through the book I caught myself taking the morally superior high road thinking They don t know love they know passion I expected the last of the book to be about the bitter divorces and fights over material possessions I was wrong Taylor and Burton did know love They were soulmates I was sobbing by the time I got to the end The last two paragraphs really did me in Sam Kashner writesBut then again Elizabeth knew something about love letters She received her last one in Bel Air Richard had mailed it on August 2 1984 so it arrived a few days after his death It was waiting for Elizabeth when she returned from London after attending Richard s memorial service there It was his final letter to her te one he had slipped away to write in his study at Celigny surrounded by his books It was a love letter to Elizabeth and in it he told her what he wanted Home was where Elizabeth was and he wanted to come homeShe s kept that letter by her beside ever since

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Ard including Le Scandale their affair on the set of the notorious epic Cleopatra that earned them condemnation from the Vatican; Burton's hardscrabble youth in Wales; the crippling alcoholism that nearly destroyed his career and contributed to his early death; the medical issues that plagued both him and Elizabeth; and the failed aspirations and shame that haunted him throughout their relationship As Kashner and Schoenberger illuminate the events and choices that shaped this illustrious couple's story they demonstrate how the legendary pair presaged America's changing attitudes toward sex marriage morality and celebrity Yet ultimately as the authors show Elizabeth and Richard shared something priceless beyond the drama enduring loveAddictive and entertaining Furious Love is than a celebrity biography; it's an honest yet sympathetic portrait of a man a woman and a passion that shocked and mesmerized the worl. I m not that interested in celebrities as a general rule and I would never have picked this book on my own but it was one of my mom s few recent books I found in her apartment She moved a lot and didn t tend to keep her books from move to move I had two main issues The first was that it should have been edited down and shortened The second was that I didn t enjoy the first chapter and almost stopped reading right away because of it The first chapter is a sloppy attempt to get us to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton while basically skipping over their early lives but still mentioning their early lives A subseuent chapter goes back to deal with things chronologicallyBut in general given that I wasn t even originally interested in the topic I felt a little obsessed after reading the book I was talking about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton looking up their films looking up youtube clips of them and even dreaming about them We went yachting and watched their daughter Maria play I didn t really know anything about them in advance a bit about ET than RB but not much The photos in the book helped place the story a bit but the Youtube videos were a must for meYoutube videosMike Todd birthday


10 thoughts on “Furious Love Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century

  1. says:

    This couple was epic FUCKING EPIC I was born in the early 80's so other then catching some of their movies Liz and Dick were just some famous people who got married and then divorced I had no idea the drama Le Scandale how could my mother not tell me of this gold mine of epic gossip and decadence? That's what mothers are for to fi

  2. says:

    I normally don’t read Hollywood biographies However I wanted to read this one simply because I was curious about Elizabe

  3. says:

    This was a good biography but not great I had read the excerpt in Vanity Fair and like a well edited movie preview I fear that I had gotten all the best bits I think that this could have used a stronger edit The chronological order was off at times At one point Talyor went to only a few rehearsals of Hamlet and then late

  4. says:

    This turned out to be much better than I thought Instead of the usual gossipy trash one normally sees in celebrity biographies the authors stay

  5. says:

    Loved reading about Liz Dick and the Marriage of the Century All the glamorous details of a bygone time when there were still big movie studios and HUGE movie stars and a gossip columnist had so much clout Just wanted the story to go on forever Full of so much great info

  6. says:

    This book blew me away I have never read such a passionate love story I can also say that I have never read such a story of mutual self destruction I don't consider myself to be overly romantic but I do believe that everyon

  7. says:

    When it comes to great Hollywood loves it is hard to beat these two Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sure knew how to drive each other crazy and fascinate the public This book tells their often outrageous love story with a surprising amount of intimacy and humanity

  8. says:

    This book merely scratches the surface of a complex relationship The authors tell this story of fame and excess One of the themes i

  9. says:

    I'm not that interested in celebrities as a general rule and I would never have picked this book on my own but it was one of my mom's few recent books I found in her apartment She moved a lot and didn't tend to

  10. says:

    I've never been a particular fan of either Taylor or Burton's careers nor especially interested in their romance but I was unexpectedly caught up in this excellent account of their passionate enduring ferocious love for each other The author who was given access to Taylor's letters from Burton walked a nice line between revelation and discretion We see both Burton and Taylor up close warts and all but always with a sense of affection and

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