Thursday, June 29, 2006

DId you know??

  • For her second film, Lassie Come Home (1943), Elizabeth was paid $100 a week. The dog who played Lassie, however, was paid more than twice that: $250 a week.
  • Elizabeth attended school at the famous Little Red Schoolhouse on the MGM lot, which also educated the likes of Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Margaret O'Brien and Lana Turner.
  • According to Richard Burton, "Her breasts would topple empires before they withered."
  • Taylor owns another piece of historic jewelry, an elaborate enameled bracelet once owned by Napoleon's wife, Josephine Bonapart.
  • " Elizabeth has one of the foremost private jewelry collections in the world. Pieces she has owned include the 33.19 carat Krupp Diamond and the 69.42 carat pear-shaped Taylor-Burton Diamond, both gifts from Richard Burton.

  • She never read an entire script, just her own lines.

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