By J. Randy Taraborrelli

ISBN-10: 0759516235

ISBN-13: 9780759516236

For greater than six many years Elizabeth Taylor has been part of our lives. Now acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli appears previous the tabloid model of Elizabeth's lifestyles and provides the first-ever totally learned portrait of this American icon. You'll meet her controlling mom who plotted her daughter's good fortune from birth...see the characteristics that catapulted Elizabeth to stardom in Forties Hollywood...understand the mental and emotional underpinnings in the back of the 8 marriages...and, eventually, celebrate in Elizabeth's such a lot bravura functionality of all: the hot good fortune in family members, friendships, and philanthropy she completed regardless of substance abuse and protracted affliction. It's the tale of the girl you suggestion you knew—and now can ultimately comprehend.

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How deliciously you could paint him—it would make fascinating reading,—the sort that makes a reader laugh & cry at the same time, for Orion is as good & as ridiculous a soul as ever was. We thought we were going to lose our little Clara yesterday, but the danger is gone, to-day, apparently. Ah, to think of Bayard Taylor! It is too sad to talk about. I was so glad there was not a single sting & so many good praiseful words in the Atlantic’s criticism of Deukalion. Love to you all Yrs Ever Mark. Ï We remain here till middle of March.

Yes, we calculate upon returning to America next August & to Hartford in October. Yrs Truly S. L. Clemens Ï 1879—page 20 To Orion Clemens 9 February 1879 • Munich, Germany (MS: CU-MARK and CtHMTH, #01631) Munich, Feb. 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 My Dear Bro— I enclose $25 draft for $25 on Hartford. I shall be sincerely glad to hear that you[r] success meets your highest expectations. But I want to caution you earnestly as to one thing.

When that day comes the tramps will as soon go to any other place beginning with H as Hartford. Meaning short-syllable places beginning with H. I wish an experienced tramp would reform; & expose the means by which tramps acquire their surprisingly minute & accurate information about the inside affairs of families. I have in mind the French tramp whom I spoke of a while ago. A young American lady who is visiting us,—I will call her Miss Jones, though that is really not her name,—goes to Madame B.

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