The Taming of the Shrewd: Strikers to Suspend Protest for Elizabeth Taylor, AIDS

When Elizabeth Taylor asks for something, she gets it. At least that’s the way things went for the septuagenarian actress today, when she announced that T.V. and film writers striking in front of the Paramount lot in L.A. have agreed to honor her request and cease their protest for one day only. Not just any day of the week, however. The brief ceasefire will commence on December 1st, World AIDS Day, when Ms. Taylor and James Earl Jones will perform A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters at the studio. The actors’ one-night turn is expected to bank a cool million bucks for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.