On Tuesday night there was an auction of royal proportions in Midtown. Christie’s was selling off Elizabeth Taylor’s “legendary jewels,” and the bidding, as expected, went through the roof.
Christie’s Auction House is hosting an exhibit of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor’s possessions from Saturday through December 12, when the auction begins.
Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79.
Talk about irony. New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow, the man who wrote Taylor’s detailed obit that appeared on paper’s Website today, died in 2005.
Mark David Chapman told a New York parole board that he considered killing Johnny Carson and Elizabeth Taylor, but the ex-Beatle was more accessible.