DVD Diva: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor- Photo from WikipediaElizabeth Taylor, who turned 77 in February, is one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses. Here are a few of her movies available at Perrot:

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof: This 1958 movie is a story of the deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its members gather for the imminent demise of their “Big Daddy.” Also starring Paul Newman.

Life With Father: In this 1947 film, William Powell plays a Wall Street broker who tries to run his family like a bookkeeper only to realize his wife, played by Irene Dunn, actually rules the roost.

A Place In The Sun: With Montgomery Clift as a poor young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of beautiful socialite. He is ultimately driven to a desperate act of passion that unravels his world forever. Originally released in 1951.

Taylor also starred with her husband, Richard Burton, in these movies:

The Taming of the Shrew: In this play by Shakespeare, Richard Burton plays Petrucio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona who arrives in Padua hoping to capture a wealthy wife.

Coming soon to Perrot on DVD is Cleopatra– with Richard Burton as Marc Anthony and Rex Harrison as Caesar– who can resist the ultimate love triangle? Also coming soon– The Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection on DVD. It includes The Sandpiper, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Comedians.

For more details about this famous actress, her 2002 biography, Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry is available on the 2nd floor.

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