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Elizabeth Taylor was one of the major film
stars of the twentieth century, embodying all
the glamour and allure of Hollywood stardom.
Yet her achievements as an actress have
often been overshadowed by her beauty
and tumultuous life off-screen.

To redress this imbalance, Susan Smith
offers an illuminating study of Elizabeth
Taylor's work in film, exploring her fascinating
Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by British Film Institute (first published August 21st 2012)
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Elizabeth Taylor has been the subject of many biographies, but few pay serious attention to her acting. The latest in the BFI Star Studies series, Susan Smith's concise volume looks at Taylor's beginnings as a child actor; her empathy with animals; her twin qualities of passion and compassion; and her intense partnership with close friend Montgomery Clift. Given that Smith only looks in depth at a few of Taylor's films, her focus sometimes seems narrow. Readers looking for the celebrity story ma ...more
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