Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Herb Ritts, 1991
"He has such fun, it’s contagious. His relish, his energy – it’s like knowing a whirlwind that sparkles and shoots off and people catch the sparkle. He has this mercurial, retentive, darting brain – there’s something wild, rather than a running dear about his thinking. He’s one of the most eloquent talkers in the whole world. A lot of people think he can do it off the bat, that he was born with his mouth open and that it’s never been shut since. But he is not a huge extrovert. He’s got this terribly shyness, and nobody knows the pangs, the sort of death throes, that he goes through. In order to become an extrovert he really has to have a couple of drinks.”
- Elizabeth Taylor on Richard Burton
In collaboration with the Kobal Collection and the Film Society Lincoln Center, New York’s Big Eye Gallery is running an exhibition, titled The Golden Age, showcasing rarely seen photographs of Elizabeth Taylor. The photos of the iconic actress were taken by leading Hollywood photographers, including Virgil Apger, Floyd McCarty, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Bob Coburn, and Bob Penn.
“I fell in love with her at once. She was like a mirage of beauty of the ages, irresistible, like a pull of gravity. She has everything I want in a woman.”
- Richard Burton
[Photograph: Elizabeth Taylor by Roddy McDowall, 1964]
"Imagine having Richard Burton’s voice in your ear while you are making love. It drowned out the troubles, the sorrows—everything just melted away."
- Elizabeth Taylor
“There is an emptiness in my life that only Elizabeth can make less empty. For 13 years we were together constantly, compulsively. How can you end such a wild and perfect relationship? You can’t. A love affair like ours is never ended – only temporarily abandoned.” Richard Burton
Kati. I worship at the altar of music, Parks and Rec, and Elizabeth Taylor.|
“the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”