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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...

Bridging Commerce and Classification through the American Art Film: The Case of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Nominated for thirteen Academy Awards (one in every eligible category), Mike Nichols’ adaptation of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) recalls the days when box office revenue and critical acclaim matched more often than...

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...

Other people’s lives

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 J. Vespa/WireImage. Getty Images.It was a marriage made in heaven, but the happy couple soon shifted to the perfumes counter of a department store. Less than four hours after she had said, “I do” for the eighth (and last) time...

The most public of private lives

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 Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images. “Elizabeth Taylor is the most important character she’s ever played.” Vincent Canby, of the New York Times was writing in 1986, when Taylor was fifty-four. “She’s never had any real, sustained...

Players

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

Book chapter

...PANDRO S. BERMAN 1905–96. Film producer from Pittsburgh, who worked at Universal in the 1920s, then at RKO. He played a key role in Taylor’s professional development from child roles in National Velvet (1944) to an adult part in Father...

Acting Out

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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...June 1955–October 1956 Tom Andre was heading into a war zone. Rattling over the back roads of west Texas in an open-air Jeep on a swelteringly hot afternoon, he was all too aware of the strife that awaited him on the set of George...

Believing and wanting to believe

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 Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.On January 13, 1962, Associated Press carried a report headlined ceil chapman’s fashions turn to days of cleopatra. Chapman, a high-end fashion designer, who had made dresses for Grace Kelly...

Rules of engagement

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 Evening Standard/Getty Images.richard burton, 58, is dead. The headline appeared on the front page of the New York Times, Monday August 4, 1984. The article beneath it shared space with a report on the first ever women’s Olympic...

The Most Exciting Girl

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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...February 1949–August 1951 In his office on the Paramount lot, George Stevens was restless, puffing on his cigar, thumbing through the latest issue of Life magazine, lost in his reveries. Since returning from the war, where he’d helped...