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Animal delight

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.“The Elizabeth Taylor who’s famous, the one on film, really has no depth or meaning to me. She’s a totally superficial working thing, a commodity. I really don’t know what the ingredients of the image...

Life and times

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Elizabeth Taylor, born London, England, February 27, 1932; died, Los Angeles, California, March 23, 2011Legend♥ Romantic relationship, actual or rumored✚ Health-related condition Aids, and Aids-related charitable workmarriage Taylor married...

A Second Chance on Life

William J. Mann

William J. Mann has written for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Hartford Courant, Salon, and other publications. He is the author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn; Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger; Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood; and Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Be a Movie Star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood 1941-1981

Faber & Faber, 2009

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...May 1959–April 1961 Aboard the Olnico, a two-hundred-ton chartered white yacht, Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher sailed up the northeast coast of Spain on a very public honeymoon. Their cabin was decorated to look like Christopher...

Only the custodian

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.Sometimes, it is difficult to know whether people have an endless capacity to forgive and forget, or just suffer from poor memory. In 1964, with Taylor married to Richard Burton and Debbie Reynolds married...

The devil’s work

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by Express Newspapers/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.Celebrity culture has democratized the world. Anyone and everyone have thoughts, opinions, anxieties, expectations, and dreams. We all make evaluations of others, if for no other...

Like a million dollars

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images.Nothing succeeds like success. Taylor modified the maxim slightly: “There’s no deodorant like success” (in the Meryman interview, p.82). She also provided proof: success creates the conditions...

Epilogue: How to Stay a Movie Star

William J. Mann

William J. Mann has written for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Hartford Courant, Salon, and other publications. He is the author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn; Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger; Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood; and Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Be a Movie Star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood 1941-1981

Faber & Faber, 2009

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...After 1968 Elizabeth Taylor didn’t need movies to be famous anymore. Other things worked just as well.Diamonds, for instance.As the world watched, a diamond the size and shape of a small pear was put up for auction at the Parke-Bernet...

Voyeurs and performers

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.“They’re laughing at us,” screamed Richard Burton. “They didn’t think they were watching a play: they thought they’d had an invite into our lives.” The curtain had just fallen on the first...

Beyond condemnation

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by Rudolf Dietrich/ullstein bild via Getty Images.Marilyn Monroe was in torment: she was getting $100,000 for her next film Something’s Got to Give (1962). So it seemed like sour grapes when she whined: “Fox should start paying...

On dangerous ground

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage. Getty Images.They called him the “King of Pop.” Some say Taylor herself christened him this when she awarded him with the Soul Train Heritage Award in 1989. Like Taylor, Michael Jackson was a performer...