How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood 1941-1981
William J. Mann
"I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife." So said Elizabeth Taylor, and therein lay her secret.
From her days as a youthful minx at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to her post-studio reign as America's lustiest middle-aged movie queen, Taylor has defined the very essence of Hollywood stardom. Marching through the decades swathed in mink, discarding husbands nearly as frequently as she changed her diamond necklaces, Taylor dominated the headlines as no other star before or since. From America's sweetheart to America's homewrecker and then back again, she uncannily reflected (and at times predicted)
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