31 Mar '11, 11pm

Liz vs The Censors: "Her movie shatters the rules of censorship". The movie, of course, was Who's Afraid Of Virg...

ON JUNE 10, 1966, Life magazine did one of its many cover stories on Elizabeth Taylor. Far from her usual smouldering beauty, she looked puffy, haggard, decades older than her 34 years. "Liz in a Shocker", the headline proclaimed. "Her movie shatters the rules of censorship". The movie, of course, was Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? - a scorching drama adapted from Edward Albee's Broadway play. Its frank, gritty language brazenly violated the Production Code, rigid guidelines that had dictated the content of American movies since 1934. Albee's words, however, served art, not smut, and Ernest Lehman, the movie's screenwriter-producer, saw no way to modify them without gutting the play. So he decided to challenge the Code - a bold act considering his previous stage-to-screen project: The Sound Of Music. With Taylor and her husband Richard Burton aboard, Virginia Woolf could ...

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Obituary: A last goodbye to Liz

todayonline.com 26 Mar '11, 10am

She was her own montage: Seven husbands, eight marriages, diamonds beyond the counting, scandals like forgotten promises, ...