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A story account of Elizabeth Taylor's occupation, with specific consciousness paid to how the consummate superstar inspired and crafted her picture through the years.

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The Burtons were the official hosts of the party; Taylor and Fisher were the guests of honor. Among the entourage was Elizabeth's longtime pal Roddy McDowall, accompanied by his boyfriend, John Valva; the film's producer, Walter Wanger, in from Los Angeles; and director Joe Mankiewicz with his two sons, Tom and Chris, who were assisting on the film. Once the marine had returned Elizabeth to the table, Eddie announced that they were calling it a night. "There isn't anything more important than the sleep and rest of Elizabeth Taylor," he often said.

But an authentic suicide attempt? Joe Mankiewicz never thought so. " Two days after being admitted to the hospital, Elizabeth was discharged wearing a leopard-print fur coat and matching shoes. Eddie was there with Dick Hanley to pick her up in a black Cadillac. Photographers pursued them for the seven miles back to the villa, where Elizabeth graciously turned to face them in her doorway. Flashcubes popped all around. But Eddie refused to stop, slipping inside without looking back. Far above these earthly dramas, John Glenn was piloting the first American manned flight to orbit the Earth.

Among the entourage was Elizabeth's longtime pal Roddy McDowall, accompanied by his boyfriend, John Valva; the film's producer, Walter Wanger, in from Los Angeles; and director Joe Mankiewicz with his two sons, Tom and Chris, who were assisting on the film. Once the marine had returned Elizabeth to the table, Eddie announced that they were calling it a night. "There isn't anything more important than the sleep and rest of Elizabeth Taylor," he often said. But someone had other plans. It wasn't even midnight yet, Elizabeth argued, arms akimbo, eyes flashing.

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