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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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... to block off West 46th Street in Manhattan when, as Ellis Amburn describes it, “thousands of the curious surged in from Times Square to catch a glimpse of the Burtons” (p. 216). Elizabeth arrived at the Lunt-Fontanne theater to see her...

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...

Every fiber of my soul

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. Actually, for a while, he was living with her: she rented a place in Bel Air, where Wynberg stayed periodically. Ellis Amburn contends that, while he was there, his duties included administering Taylor a daily shot...

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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... and million-dollar film assignments,” Ellis Amburn pointed out in 2011 (p. 203).Burton knew when he was onto a promise. Clearly, this was not one to be missed. The interlude in Céligny with his wife and children was not a return but a departure,...

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...

No life without

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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... illness was not known. Reagan apparently assumed it was hepatitis, a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. Taylor broke off the engagement to Stein shortly after the presidential inauguration.In his 1996 book, Ellis Amburn...

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...

Everything is for sale

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 Jim Smeal/WireImage. Getty Images.January 14, 1987. Helmsley Palace Hotel, New York. It was a news conference, though it was run more like a Scholastic Aptitude Test, according to Michael Gross, of the New York Times (January 15...

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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... the couple can know with certainty. What is certain is that, by around 1968, their arguments were less private squabbles, more full-blown exhibitions. Ellis Amburn gives an example of altercations. During a 1969 trip to Paris, they stayed at Hôtel...

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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... England],” according to Ellis Amburn (p. 160).Fisher was given a paid role as her guardian. His own career had stalled and his professional commitments were few. His name was now twinned with his wife’s and, while he repeatedly corrected...