It’s been 50 years since one of America’s most famous married couples, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, played one of cinema’s most unhappy married couples.
Richard Burton as Henry V. (Photo: Maurice Ambler/Getty Images) Among the First Folios and rare quartos and historic theatre costumes at the British Library’s recently opened exhibition, Shakespeare in Ten Acts, there’s a book. About the size of a modern paperback, it’s neither particularly old—it’s from 1907—nor is it particularly rare. Show More Summary
Yesterday I finished reading the first volume of Sir Richard Burton’s 1855 Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah (in the public domain). Here Burton recounts his travels in the summer of 1853, when he disguised himself as a wandering Persian physician and performed the Muslim pilgrimage. At the time, if a non-Muslim…
Please feast your eyes upon a Palm Springs home last redecorated the year Richard Burton bought Liz Taylor a 69-carat diamond ring. It is truly wonderful. Read more...
Oscar nominations spawned new records for some of Hollywood’s most decorated actors. Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet both received their seventh nominations, joining an exclusive club that includes Ingrid Bergman, Richard Burton, Judi...Show More Summary
Casa Kimberly in Puerto Vallarta comes with an old-school Hollywood pedigree. Richard Burton bought the home for then love interest Elizabeth Taylor while he was filming "Night of the Iguana" in 1964 in the Mexican coastal town. At the time, Puerto Vallarta was a little fishing village, not a mega-resort...
These old school couples made love look chic, cool and achingly glamorous. 1. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Theirs is one of the most famous love affairs of all time. After meeting on the set of Cleopatra in 1962, and divorcing their current spouses, the pair went on to marry and divorce twice. Show More Summary
Casa Kimberly is a nine-suite boutique hotel with plenty of Hollywood glamour.
Althouse has an intriguing photo. A man gets on a plane and seated next to him is a stranger who looks just like, well, him. With the passing of Richard Burton I no longer have that problem.
One reason I Can Give You Anything But Love is marvelous is that Gary Indiana plays the role of the Bitchy Queen with aplomb. It's the sort of thing he enjoys in the diaries of Richard Burton, who, he says, "cuts brilliantly throughShow More Summary
I don't think I've linked to this first one, and I'm not sure why: Matthias Wivel on Drawn And Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years. Richard Burton on Valerian And Laureline Volume Ten: Brooklyn Line -- Terminal Cosmos. I always love looking at Richard Sala's work at this time of year. this is a good question. Show More Summary
Richard Burton eloquently discusses the problems with addiction.
Menswear doesn’t get more personal than the bespoke suit. And for a long line of dapper dressers stretching from Richard Burton to President Barack Obama, the go-to name in the intimate world of bespoke is Brioni. Read the rest of the story at: Bespoke Tailoring: Brioni Su Misura Suits
Former police chief Richard Burton of Habersham County, Georgia and his wife Cheryle Burton faced 28 counts of child cruelty, including molestation, and yet they will only be serving 25 weekends in prison for their heinous crimes - admittedly because he was a cop.
"Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does," said the legendary actress Helen Hayes. •BACK IN the spring of 1976, Elizabeth Taylor, recently and finally separated from Richard Burton (after a disastrous attempt at a second marriage), arrived in Washington D.C. Show More Summary
Antonia Quirke (2013): [Portrait of a Moment](http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/f60de194-54e3-11e2-a628-00144feab49a.html#axzz2KQJLaNpu): "The coat worn by Richard Burton in ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Cold’ represents the mood of an era... Show More Summary
Richard Burton and daughter Kate, 1957. John F. Kennedy with daughter Caroline, 1958. Dean Martin observing his daughter Gina Caroline wearing his shoes, 1958. Tony Curtis playing with daughter Jamie Lee, 1959. John Glenn spending some time with daughter Lyn, 1959. See more »
The impressive diamond-and-sapphire necklace that Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor on her 40th birthday is one of the most famous necklaces ever created. A new creation from Black, Starr, and Frost, called the Empress, has all the components to become similarly legendary: rare gems, complex settings, expert artisanship, and breathtaking beauty. Show More Summary
After making "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1966 with first-time feature film director Mike Nichols, Richard Burton acknowledged the newcomer's wily practicality in communicating with all sorts of actors. "He'd make me throw away a line where I'd have hit it hard," the plummy-voiced...
Given its inexorable associations with the glamorous Kennedy White House and such formidable but distant personas as Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's exquisitely scored "Camelot" now usually comes with a retro patina, a stiff echo of an age long gone.