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Author: Donald Spoto
ISBN: 0060176571
Language: English
Pages: 401 pages
Category: Arts & Literature
Publisher: Harper Collins; 1st edition (April 1, 1995)
Rating: 4.7
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A Passion for Life book.

A Passion for Life book. Born in England to socially ambitious parents, Elizabeth Taylor. A prolific and respected biographer and theologian, Donald Spoto is the author of twenty published books, among them bestselling biographies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and Ingrid Bergman. Donald Spoto earned his P. in theology at Fordham University.

Spoto explores the gripping story of her brutalizing six-month marriage to compulsive gambler and hotel heir Nicky Hilton, her romances with top Hollywood directors, and her marriage to the ailing Michael Wilding. Four years later, she would be swept off her feet by showman Mike Todd into an alternately violent and loving marriage that would end with Todd's death in a plane crash, leaving Taylor a twice-divorced widow with three children at the age of twenty-six

At once scathing and sympathetic, Spoto's biography presents Elizabeth Taylor as "the ultimate star?both as. .I really enjoyed this book by Donald Spoto. He went extremely in-depth regarding the life of Elizabeth Taylor

At once scathing and sympathetic, Spoto's biography presents Elizabeth Taylor as "the ultimate star?both as achiever and as casualty," a quintessential romantic who came to perceive all her relationships through the prism of movies and whose life's work has been to try to grow u. He went extremely in-depth regarding the life of Elizabeth Taylor. He tells about her childhood to her many marriages and movies. If you would like to get a good look into the life of Elizabeth Taylor, this biography is a excellent choice. 9 people found this helpful.

Elizabeth Taylor has lived nothing less than an extraordinarily remarkable life

Elizabeth Taylor has lived nothing less than an extraordinarily remarkable life. With an abundance of new information, internationally acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto explores the gripping story of her brutalizing six-month marriage to compulsive gambler and hotel heir Nicky Hilton, her romances with top Hollywood directors, and her marriage to the ailing Michael Wilding.

Her eight marriages provide the perfect chronological context for a book that deftly combines pop-psychological analysis with old (but not uninteresting) industry gossip. But A Passion for Life unabashedly restores Taylor to the role that has always suited her best: Hollywood legend with the violet eyes to die for.

Donald Spoto (born June 28, 1941) is an American biographer and theologian. He is known for his best-selling biographies of people in the worlds of film and theater, and more recently for his books on theology and spirituality

Donald Spoto (born June 28, 1941) is an American biographer and theologian. He is known for his best-selling biographies of people in the worlds of film and theater, and more recently for his books on theology and spirituality. Spoto has written 29 books, including biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Ingrid Bergman, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Alan Bates.

Elizabeth Taylor was the most beautiful child ever seen on the screen. She grew into a stunning, violet-eyed woman with a controversial, tabloid-covered life that only an old-fashioned movie star could live. With an abundance of new information, Spoto explores all the highs and lows of Taylor's exploits both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Walmart 9781455113835. Spoto explores the gripping story of her brutalizing six-month marriage to compulsive gambler and hotel heir Nicky Hilton, her romances with top Hollywood directors, and her marriage to the ailing Michael Wilding. Blackstone Audiobooks. Spoto, Donald, Hebert, C. M. ISBN-13.

Spoto puts new life into the tradition of biography, and his book is fresh and important. His life of Monroe does much to remind us that biography is a branch of history. A Passion for Life: The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor. Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich. London Sunday Telegraph. Birmingham Post (London). Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

A portrait of Elizabeth Taylor based upon personal journals and letters, production files, studio diaries, and interviews offers insight into her lifelong career, marriages, friendships, and successes. 100,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo. Serial rights to Good Housekeeping. Tour.
Comments (7)
Nuadabandis
Honest look at Old Hollywood.
Negal
Hardbound,excellent quality book, well shipped. Elizabeth Taylor was a bawdy, loudmouth broad. Her story was what I expected, but sad to know more details. Easy read for the summer.
Tujar
Great product
Adoranin
Elizabeth Taylor is a hard subject. She lived a life of exdtensive privilege and yet we must look at her as a woman uhappy, flawed and searching. The author often makes the point she was handicapped by her beauty. The beauty that brought her to the top also limited us seeing her as an actress and a person. I think the book makes
a valiant journey to find her essence in a world not trying to look deeper than todya's headlines.
Venemarr
Being very good at what he does, Donald Spoto, manages to provide readers with an accurate, in depth, and yet entertaining look at the life of Elizabeth Taylor, both on and off screen. Naturally, he starts with the early childhood, because at the age of nine Taylor was already bona fide child-actor. Then, as a heroine, i.e. Talyor, grows up, the discussion focuses mainly on men in her life, her first love (Monty Cliff) and her first marriage...and then, another marriage... and then another marriage, and another... It is hard to keep track at times! However, Spoto also shows Taylor's ability to stay true to her friends, inspite of many-many traumas and ugly gossips that have always surrounded her public persona. The only downside of this book is that narration stops somehere in a "Taylor/Jackson" period. Since Spoto already opened up a candid discussion of Taylor's health and other life problems, I think readers would like to know more about the on-going life battles, that their favorite female star presently has to fight. Also, it would be nice, if he mentioned Taylor's contribution to the fight with AIDS more extensively. In other words, Spoto should be planning on another revised edition of this otherwise lovely book.
Keramar
Interesting life - and in the end she marries a younger construction worker!
Геракл
I really enjoyed this book by Donald Spoto. He went extremely in-depth regarding the life of Elizabeth Taylor. He tells about her childhood to her many marriages and movies. If you would like to get a good look into the life of Elizabeth Taylor, this biography is a excellent choice.