I was crushed when I learned that Elizabeth Taylor had passed away today due to heart failure. Like many people who write about movies I’m often asked who my favorite actress is and I almost always answer with Elizabeth Taylor because I adore her and her name is easily recognizable. When I added the image of her and David Bowie to my blog’s sidebar a few years ago it wasn’t a careless gesture. A lot of thought went to it because I thought the image was a wonderful tribute to the two things that make Cinebeats’ tick – movies and music. Taylor was a goddess among women. A Hollywood legend and a genuine superstar. They don’t make them like her anymore but I’m not sure that they ever did. Taylor was one of a kind. My tribute to the much missed and much loved actress can be found at the Movie Morlocks.
– From the Cinebeats’ Archives: Lots more on Elizabeth Taylor
– Elizabeth Taylor Obit at IMDB
– Elizabeth Taylor Obit & Tributes at The Guardian
– Unpublished photos of Elizabeth Taylor from LIFE Magazine
– From Velvet to Helena: A Life of Launching Herself Into the Imaginary at The Sheila Variations
– Links to many tributes at MUBI