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Liz Taylor's Wardrobe, Warhol Fetch Huge $2.6M

Hollywood icon's haute couture auctioned off

(Newser) - The record-breaking auction of Elizabeth Taylor's gems was followed by the record-breaking sale of part of her wardrobe, in bidding that proved to be just as fierce and racked up a staggering $2.6 million. All 67 lots, including designer gowns, feathery capes, and the wedding dress she wore... More »

Liz Taylor Collection Headed to Exhibit

The actress's jewelry, art, and clothing will be on display, and then auctioned

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor's collection of jewelry, art, designer clothing, and other memorabilia will go on an international three-month tour before it is sold in New York in December, Christie's auction house announced today. The tour will begin in September and include stops in Moscow, London, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, Hong... More »

In Death, Taylor Reveals James Dean's Dark Secret

Her close friend and co-star was molested as a child, she claimed

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor knew a painful secret about close friend James Dean—but, in a 1997 interview with Kevin Sessums, she asked the journalist not to reveal it until after her death. In a column for the Daily Beast , Sessums recalls that interview for POZ, a magazine dedicated to AIDS activism.... More »

Elizabeth Taylor Fashionably Late to Own Funeral

Film legend laid to rest in LA cemetery

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest in a Los Angeles cemetery yesterday following a small private ceremony attended by around 40 friends and family. In keeping with instructions left by the screen legend, the service began 15 minutes after the announced start time, AP reports. "She even wanted to... More »

Remember Taylor as She Was: In Bed

Screen legend managed to be prostrate in nearly every movie

(Newser) - We remember John Wayne in the saddle, Brigitte Bardot on the sand—and as for Elizabeth Taylor, we’ll remember her on a bed, writes Tim Robey in the Telegraph . Somehow, she managed to sprawl over soft furniture in “most of her key roles,” he notes. “One... More »

Next Up for Westboro: Picketing Liz Taylor's Funeral

Extremist church denounces AIDS research champion

(Newser) - The Westboro Baptist Church has reacted predictably to Elizabeth Taylor's passing . The Kansas-based extremist church has sent out a series of hate-filled tweets denouncing the star, and says it will picket her funeral, reports PopEater . Sample tweet: "Anyone trying to pretend No RIP Elizabeth Taylor is anywhere but in... More »

Elizabeth Taylor: Oh, Those Eyes

Kenneth Turan: She mesmerized us from the get-go

(Newser) - For Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, an indelible image of Elizabeth Taylor comes early in her career in A Place in the Sun, filmed when she was just 17. "The actress' face in huge close-up is so exquisitely, so heartbreakingly beautiful you never doubt that (Montgomery) Clift's... More »

Elizabeth Taylor: A Life in Pictures

The screen icon was known for stormy personal life, screen successes

(Newser) - During her 79 years, Elizabeth Taylor appeared in more than 50 films, won two Oscars, and was married eight times to seven men. She battled substance abuse, poor health, and overeating, and often found herself in the tabloid pages. But, the AP notes, she'll be remembered just as much for... More »

Elizabeth Taylor Dead at 79

Actress succumbs to congestive heart failure

(Newser) - Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor has died today of congestive heart failure at the age of 79, reports ABC News. "She was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton," a rep tells ABC. Taylor died "peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital," where... More »

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