Tony-winner Scarlett Johansson (it still sounds kinda weird to us too!) may be returning to the stage soon with a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, wherein she’d be playing the part made famous by Elizabeth Taylor and also inhabited by Kathleen Turner, Ashley Judd, and Anika Noni Rose. Read More
Politically, economically, culturally, globally—except for the elimination of a few unlamented dictators and calling an end to the war in Iraq—2011 had little to offer, and delivered even less. Definitely time to say adios and begin again, with renewed optimism. But before we draw the curtain on the old man with the scythe and welcome the new kid in diapers with his brand-new year to grow, let’s lift a glass in a proper, permanent farewell toast to the folks who filed out through the exit doors in the year just ended. From no-nonsense First Lady Betty Ford, 93, to self-destructive goth singer Amy Winehouse, 27, death played no favorites in age or character. From Elizabeth Taylor, once the world’s most beautiful woman, to Cheetah, always the world’s most beloved chimp, 2011 ran the gamut in important departures.
Christie’s has released a handful of details about its greatly anticipated sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry.
The Liz-a-palooza starts September 15 in Moscow, where the auction house will kick off a three-month touring exhibit of the jewelry. The auction itself kicks off in New York at an evening sale of 80 pieces on December 13, Read More
In the late summer of 1987, actor George Hamilton swung open the door of Elizabeth Taylor’s suite at the Plaza Athenee Hotel in New York to greet two guests. The actress made an entrance down the stairs and offered a buffet supper and Champagne to John Block, then the director of jewelry at Sotheby’s auction Read More
Gone are the days when Vanity Fair had to rush to print a tribute to a fallen star, like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy or Michael Jackson, in the pages of their magazine. As Elizabeth Taylor died late in the month of March and, unlike Bessette Kennedy or Jackson, wasn’t placed on the Read More
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 Read More
Elizabeth Taylor, for one, isn’t overly worried about a dearth of writers at next month’s AIDS benefit, to be held at the Paramount Pictures lot in L.A. On December 1, the bejeweled grand dame of Hollywood, 75, is slated to perform A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters alongside venerable actor James Earl Jones, 76. Read More
Sarah Jessica Parker, Marc Jacobs and Elizabeth Hurley all showed up to the Christie’s auction last night, witnessing Andy Warhol’s "Liz" painting sell for $23.5 million, according to The New York Times. The 40-inch-square painting, one from a series of 13, originally belonged to Hugh Grant, and will now be passed on to Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed actress Elizabeth Taylor to keep a Vincent van Gogh painting this morning, rejecting an appeal by descendants of a Jewish woman who said she was forced to sell “View of the Asylum and Chapel at Saint-Remy” before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, according to Reuters.
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The iconic jeweler Bulgari has found its new headquarters at 625 Madison Avenue. The luxury retailer has signed a 23,933-square-foot sublease at the corner of 59th Street.
The company–which was entrenched in contemporary culture after Richard Burton said of Elizabeth Taylor, “The only word Liz knows in Italian is Bulgari”–used to house its U.S. headquarters Read More