Journal Thoughts

Liz Taylor 1932-2011

A few Taylor related facts:

She signed her first film contract in 1941.

She converted to Judaism when married to her first husband Mike Todd (born Avrom Goldbogen)

She often argued about being Jewish with Richard Burton who claimed that he (as a Welshman) saw the Welsh as the ‘Jews of Britain’. Though (as a Welshman) I see what he’s getting at: having a separate identity under a national banner BUT he was somewhat ignoring the fact that there were already the Jews of Britain. . . .

Taylor insisted that Cleopatra was filmed in the system her late husband had patented Todd-AO ( a.k.a. Goldbogen-AO? ) to which she owned the rights, this adding to her already massive fee of $1 million.