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Furious Love Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century

Private passionate and heartbreaking letters to Taylor— Furious Love sheds new light on the movies the sex the scandal the fame the brawls the booze the bitter separations and of course the fabled jewels It offers an intimate glimpse into Elizabeth and Richard's privileged world and their elite circle of friends among them Princess Grace Montgomery Clift the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Peter O'Toole Michael Caine Marlon Brando Rex Harrison Mike Nichols Laurence Olivier Robert Kennedy Tennessee Williams Noël Coward John Huston Ava Gardner the Rothschilds Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis It provides an entertaining eye opening look at their films their wildly lucrative reign in Europe and in Hollywood—and the price they paid for their extravagant livesShocking and unsparing in its honesty Furious Love explores the very public marriage of Liz and Dick as well as the private struggles of Elizabeth and Rich. This turned out to be much better than I thought Instead of the usual gossipy trash one normally sees in celebrity biographies the authors stay even keeled and provide the reader with a chronological overview of the Richard BurtonElizabeth Taylor romance and marriage They don t really dive in too deeply but they were given access to the letters that Burton sent to Taylor throughout their life togetherI was surprised by learning just how deeply in love the two of them were with each other which is something one really wouldn t know given the media s past coverage I always thought it was just one of those publicity seeking unions but they were truly soulmatesBoth Burton s and Taylor s alcohol and drug dependencies are covered with depth given to Burton s insecurities So not a bad volume to read on the beach during the summerBook Season Summer

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The definitive story of Hollywood's most famous coupleHe was a tough guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman; she was a modern day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony For nearly a uarter of a century Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance—often called the marriage of the century—was the most notorious publicized and celebrated love affair of its dayFor the first time Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of this larger than life couple showing how their romance and two marriages commanded the attention of the world Also for the first time in exclusive access given to the authors Elizabeth Taylor herself gives never revealed details and firsthand accounts of her life with BurtonDrawing upon brand new information and interviews—and on Burton's. This was a good biography but not great I had read the excerpt in Vanity Fair and like a well edited movie preview I fear that I had gotten all the best bits I think that this could have used a stronger edit The chronological order was off at times At one point Talyor went to only a few rehearsals of Hamlet and then later she was there a lot and the cast loved her It also had the problem that many biographies have of being very rich and full bodied in the being and then thinning out in an almost skeletal way towards the end I also thought that the themes of Taylor s movie star status and bubble like life and Burton s guilt was at some points to heavy handed The reader is often hit not to subtly over and over again with these themes That being said the love letters he wrote to her and the overall intense passion that they obviously shared made for a good read It was well researched and had many first hand uotes and observations It was such a tragic story like watching a train wreck in slow motion This is where the book shines It does a great job of taking us with them on the fatal roller coaster of not just their love affair but also their destructive fame In the end the reader is left as Talyor states she wants it Hating her a little and falling in love with him

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Ard including Le Scandale their affair on the set of the notorious epic Cleopatra that earned them condemnation from the Vatican; Burton's hardscrabble youth in Wales; the crippling alcoholism that nearly destroyed his career and contributed to his early death; the medical issues that plagued both him and Elizabeth; and the failed aspirations and shame that haunted him throughout their relationship As Kashner and Schoenberger illuminate the events and choices that shaped this illustrious couple's story they demonstrate how the legendary pair presaged America's changing attitudes toward sex marriage morality and celebrity Yet ultimately as the authors show Elizabeth and Richard shared something priceless beyond the drama enduring loveAddictive and entertaining Furious Love is than a celebrity biography; it's an honest yet sympathetic portrait of a man a woman and a passion that shocked and mesmerized the worl. When it comes to great Hollywood loves it is hard to beat these two Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sure knew how to drive each other crazy and fascinate the public This book tells their often outrageous love story with a surprising amount of intimacy and humanity


10 thoughts on “Furious Love Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century

  1. says:

    This couple was epic FUCKING EPIC I was born in the early 80's so other then catching some of their movies Liz and Dick were just some famous people who got married and then divorced I had no idea the drama Le Scandale how could my mother not tell me of this gold mine of epic gossip and decadence? That's what mothers are for to fi

  2. says:

    I normally don’t read Hollywood biographies However I wanted to read this one simply because I was curious about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton It’s not every day you see two very famous people so passionately in love But then again this is the story the authors were trying to promote The book starts off saying

  3. says:

    This was a good biography but not great I had read the excerpt in Vanity Fair and like a well edited movie preview I fear that I had gotten all the best bits I think that this could have used a stronger edit The chronological order was off at times At one point Talyor went to only a few rehearsals of Hamlet an

  4. says:

    This turned out to be much better than I thought Instead of the usual gossipy trash one normally sees in celebrity biographies the authors stay even keeled and provide the reader with a chronological overview of the Richard BurtonElizabeth Taylor romance and marriage They don't really dive in too deeply but they

  5. says:

    Loved reading about Liz Dick and the Marriage of the Century All the glamorous details of a bygone time when there were still big movie studios and HUGE movie stars and a gossip columnist had so much clout Just wa

  6. says:

    This book blew me away I have never read such a passionate love story I can also say that I have never read such a story of mutual self destruction I don't consider myself to be overly romantic but I do believe that everyone has a soulmate Some people are lucky enough to find theirs My parents were soulmates I am forever grateful that they died together because I can't imagine one going on without the other Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Bur

  7. says:

    When it comes to great Hollywood loves it is hard to beat these two Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sure knew how to drive each other crazy and fascinate the public This book tells their often outrageous love story with a surprising amount of intimacy and humanity

  8. says:

    This book merely scratches the surface of a complex relationship The authors tell this story of fame and excess One of the themes is that in leaving his wife and two daughters to marry Elizabeth and participate i

  9. says:

    I'm not that interested in celebrities as a general rule and I would never have picked this book on my own but it was one of my mom's few recent books I found in her apartment She moved a lot and didn't tend to keep her books from move to move I had two main issues The first was that it should have been edited down and shortened The second was that I didn't enjoy the first chapter and almost stopped reading right away because of

  10. says:

    I've never been a particular fan of either Taylor or Burton's careers nor especially interested in their romance but I was unexpectedly caught

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