Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Violet Eyed Beauty




I just saw the news that Elizabeth Taylor has passed away. Suffice it to say she was stunning on screen and led a tumultuous personal life.
From a Sportsman's perspective, I always loved the role she played in 'National Velvet." The story of a determined girl and a fine timber jumping Thoroughbred horse; an intrepid girl who loves her horse and sets out to win the Grand National Steeplechase.
From a different perspective, her beauty and charm took one's breath away in "A Place in the Sun." Likewise, her Maggie opposite Paul Newman in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was a character of depth and sensuality.
She is gone but her film legacy lives.

7 comments:

JMW said...

Just saw this on CNN.com and was saddened to hear of her passing. She made quite an impact on the world of entertainment, but also in her fight against AIDS. Rest in peace, Elizabeth.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

Her only unconvincing role was with Malcolm Forbes where she played the part of "beard".

James said...

There just aren't many left.

Preppy 101 said...

Sad news for sure . . . As we lose these true "movie stars", I find little luck in finding their modern counterpart. xoxo

Summer is a Verb said...

National Velvet was theee very first movie I ever fell in love with...XXOO

TRAWETS NILTGEOV said...

Ever seen "Reflections in a Golden Eye?" Sheesh. Watch that one when the wife n kids are away, hoss.

WhatMissLoves said...

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