The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth ... See full summary »
The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth herself think. Assisted by Hedda Hopper, she gets a part in Lassie Come Home. She becomes a child star, raised by her studio. Growing up, she has several love-affairs - and several divorces, since her husbands can't accept being married to a Hollywood icon. Written by
The 1940s audiences watch a trailer is for National Velvet. The trailer ends with a "G-rating" classification. These ratings were not in use until the 1960s - the filmmakers obviously used the '70s re-release version. See more »
I tuned into this movie, hoping that it would maybe, just maybe make me LIKE Elizabeth Taylor. Boy was I wrong. Miss Taylor, as beautiful as she may have been on the outside, was not the same on the inside. She was an alcoholic and addicted to pain pills, not to mention she was addicted to men. As a huge Debbie Reynolds fan, this movie made me want to throw something at the screen when Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor began their affair together. Debbie and Elizabeth had been very good friends (Debbie and Eddie even named their second child Todd, after Elizabeth's husband Michael Todd who was supposedly Eddie's "best friend") and then Elizabeth and Eddie had to go off and sleep together after Mike's death. It totally lowered my respect for both of them. The only good thing I can say for Elizabeth Taylor is how she saved Montgomery Clift's life. That was truly wonderful. The movie was rather good, however... I do think that they could have gotten some better actors and actresses to play the part. (The girl playing Liz had a highly annoying voice and didn't remind me much of Ms. Taylor and the girl playing Debbie just maid Debbie look like TOO MUCH of a goody-goody/bumbling idiot.) Not the best, but a good movie... for Liz fans that is...
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