Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor collector with 10,000 items and new book - Melbourne, Oz + related

Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star - MCV - Melbourne's gay and lesbian community voice:
Costume worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film Cleopatra
"Wayne Griffin has been described as Elizabeth Taylor's Number One Fan ... who is putting the final touches to his book, Elizabeth Taylor – The Girl Who Had Everything – images and stories based on Griffin's collection of some 10,000 items of memorabilia.

Then, when he heard about Taylor's death in the early hours of last Thursday morning – via a text from a US friend – Griffin was devastated. Unable to sleep, he put on his DVD of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the 1966 film in which Taylor starred with Richard Burton. Having stayed up all night, he went to work wearing an Elizabeth Taylor tie and a flower in his lapel.

'I thought, she's with Richard now, so I wanted to see them together again on screen,'

Cropped screenshot of Elizabeth Taylor from th...

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