Furious Love

Furious Love

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

Book - 2010
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From veteran entertainment reporter Sam Kashner and biographer Nancy Schoenberger comes the definitive account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever told--the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Kashner has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor numerous times and is the only journalist given access to her extensive collection of personal letters and journals, and he and Schoenberger have also interviewed the Burton family at length, including Burton's actress daughter Kate. This is truly an authorized and singularly informed biography of these two larger-than-life stars, and of their glamorous, volatile, and audacious relationship.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061562846
Branch Call Number: 920 KAS
Characteristics: x, 500 p., [32] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schoenberger, Nancy

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badgirls
Mar 10, 2016

I guess it was love that drove Taylor and Burton to such excess. Not only did they spend more than nearly everybody including some small countries way back in the sixties, they also drank more, brawled more, moved more than anyone else and made some of the worst movies ever destroying themselves and their careers in the process. Added the trailer to 'Boom' from 1968, one of their truly awful movies from this time,
This book documents their crazy out of control life during their marriage and what happened afterwards.
Burton later admitted that he was in such an alcoholic fog during his marriage that he made a movie and doesn't remember doing it.

LPL_KimberlyL Nov 14, 2015

Before "Brangelina," there was "Liz and Dick"! An utterly fascinating account of the tumultuous love affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. If you're a fan of Elizabeth Taylor, or if you're just ultra curious of the lifestyles of the extremely rich and outrageously famous, then I think you will enjoy this one! This reads more like fiction, especially with the inclusion of personal letters and Richard Burton's diary entries (side note: he was a brilliant writer). A great read!

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cat13
Sep 08, 2015

If you remember the whole "Liz and Dick" mess, it is completely fascinating. It hard to remember that it covered ten years and ended up ruining both their careers. It also includes inserts from Burton's journals.

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moirakoskey
May 05, 2013

Very interesting story, but the book would have benefitted from better editing. It's repetitive and drags from time to time. Worth a read though.

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drinklemonade
May 28, 2012

This book reads like a novel but it tells the most accurate account of their love affair, from the private letters of Burton to Taylor and Burton's diary. It also portrays Burton as a genius actor, perhaps more so than Taylor, something that has been lost in translation in the American pop culture.

debwalker Mar 26, 2011

"The most recent book on Taylor, it grabbed headlines when it was published last July for its access to the couple’s intimate love letters. Author Nancy Schoenberger interviewed in the Globe & Mail, March 25 2011: "She called herself a broad. One time she said, “Richard’s a great actor; I’m just a broad.” I think that down-to-earth, self-deprecating warmth and humanness is why she stayed famous and beloved for so long.""

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