elizabeth taylor

Elizabeth Taylor Will Live Forever

I first came to admire Elizabeth Taylor for her definitive portrayal of Cleopatra in the 1963 production. She never won an award for it–those accolades would come from other movies–and Elizabeth Taylor’s antics, on and off the set, bankrupted a… Continue reading

K is for Kleopatra

No, I’m not going to get into a brawl with those historians who insist that Kleopatra should be spelled in Greek fashion when trying to market a novel to an American audience who is used to seeing the name spelled… Continue reading

The Queen of Hollywood to Play the Queen of the Nile

One of the biggest “bombs” Hollywood ever made was the 1963 classic, Cleopatra. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison, it was both splashy and fairly faithful to history, considering its big budget glam and the temptation to embellish.… Continue reading

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