Thursday, March 24, 2011

TCM Remembers Elizabeth Taylor

Here's a look at the tribute to Elizabeth Taylor currently running on Turner Classic Movies:

As mentioned here yesterday, TCM will pay tribute to Taylor on April 10th. The 24-hour marathon will include LASSIE COME HOME (1943), NATIONAL VELVET (1944), FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950), GIANT (1956), RAINTREE COUNTY (1957), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958), IVANHOE (1952), and four more titles.

There's a nice audio interview with Angela Lansbury, who reminisces about working with the young Taylor on NATIONAL VELVET (1944). The 19-year-old Lansbury played Taylor's older sister in the classic.

Eva Marie Saint and Nancy Reagan were among the decades-long friends who have paid tribute to Taylor.

I was also touched by comments from Debbie Reynolds, who spoke with Taylor just a couple of weeks ago. It's nice to know they put the drama of half a century ago aside and mended fences.

Lauren Schutte of The Hollywood Reporter reviewed 10 great Taylor films, one of many such tributes we're sure to read in the coming days.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer›  ‹Older