Wednesday, August 11

Love Letters To Elizabeth Taylor

Hollywood royal, Elizabeth Taylor, has offered a generous and intimate glimpse into her bedside stand by revealing her treasured, personal, and never-before-seen love letters from star crossed lover, Richard Burton. The scandalous relationship between these two charismatic and legendary stars was infamously passionate and equally as tumultuous. It turns out, Richard's love letters to Elizabeth parallelled those lines of passion and turbulence with his writings of his profound desire for her and a remarkable darkness revealing his extreme vulnerability in the face of existing without her. In this momentous collection of magical love letters from Richard Burton, he reveals himself to be a charming, talented, lusty letter writer, and creatively exposes his mischievous spirit in effortless mastery.

Richard found that Elizabeth's allure was impossible to escape. He mused, even until his end, in the possibility of rekindling their relationship. To Richard, Elizabeth was a painful temptation, irresistable and magnificently attractive. He was fascinated by her - delighted by her - dashed by her.

This spell-binding couple created fan pandemonium in their outings, which in turn gave rise to the paparazzi phenomenon. The unprecedented access to Richard's personal love letters and diary writings came in time to promote and support this juicy and scathing biography of the two:

In an short excerpt from a Kathleen Hughes review of the book Furious Love:
It's a mesmerizing tale - sad, sometimes ugly -
as the two stars engaged in vicious fights,
nursed their jealousies and insecurities,
and descended into alcoholism,
while outwardly living a life of glamour and sophistication.

The beautiful illustration leading this post is from the original motion picture soundtrack of the movie The Sandpiper, starring both Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton while they were in their honeymoon phase. The few Amazon reviews for this soundtrack are of astounding compliment, worthy of a read themselves, and the music has been described as haunting, intoxicating, seductive, and romantic.
We are privileged to to behold these private letters from
a legendary and powerful love affair.


April@The 21st Century Housewife August 20, 2010 at 4:02 AM  

Very interesting post! I saw Richard Burton perform live on stage in Camelot not long before his death. He was such a mesmerising personality, and the love story between him and Elizabeth Taylor is such a fascinating one. By the way, your blog layout is really pretty - I do love handwritten letters!!

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