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Posted 3 years ago

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PhilDavidA…
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I always felt close I guess to Elizabeth Taylor as I knew Chen Sam who was her closest friend and publisist for many years. Chen Sam died at E. T.'s home. I was good friends with Chen's parents who were so proud of their daughter, we lived in Toronto. Her parents were very much collectors all their lives also. I would phone Chen up when I was in NYC.

At the age of 13 years old I already had a good collection of images that inspired me to be a photographer. This image I had professionally done in a good size and I wrote many letters to get these images. I also wrote places that did master copies of images. This photo I already had by the age of 13 years old. I was trained well on how to write letters, by the age of 10, and so I knew how to ask people for their images, and get replies. A few years later in life I had a 16X20 image of this photo in my first apartment !!
Elizabeth Taylor in the movie, Anne Of A Thousand Days, 1969, she played a Courtesan extra, here she poses off the set in a moment of reflection, she was actually playing a game of golf here ! The costume sold a few days ago for over 27,500 at Christies. She also wears her La Peregrina pearl, just the pearl. La Peregrina is one of the most famous pearls in the world. Its history spans almost 500 years, and it has passed from the African slave who found it at Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama, to European kings and queens.

Most recently, the pearl belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. La Peregrina sold for a record $10.5m before auction fees were added. The highest price achieved was for the famous La Peregrina pearl that sold for $11.8 million ( £ 7,579,200 / € 9,118,725) and was estimated to sell at $2-3 million previous to the sale http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/2011/12/results-elizabeth-taylor-jewel-sale/ .

If you click on this link and click on the pic inside you can actually see the video of
it being auctioned, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16161592

The second image is of Elizabeth Taylor arriving at Heathrow Airport, London 1971

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  1. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    beautiful
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you very much for the loves BeauxPurdy, Manikin, officialfuel, toolate2, vintagemad, vetraio50, rocker-sd, wolcott1 !~
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you all for the loves, freiheit, Moonstonelover21, Agram.m, SEAN68, ho2cultcha, Slave-to-glass, NicoleJerelen, crabbykins, BeauxPurdy !~
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 12 months ago
    I loved Elizabeth Taylor... I had an opportunity to meet her when she was promoting her Fragrant Jewels Collection in 1993. She visited only one department store in San Diego and I happen to work there at that time. We had a pre-frenzy lunch... We also had an opportunity to take pictures and ask her questions. She was kind and very down to earth. My only regret is not buying the pure perfume and have her sign it... :(
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    That would have been something to get a bottle of it signed ! When I lived in Toronto she was there for some time and her birthday. I would go to my favourite bookstore in Toronto which was closed and wait for her to come out after filming to the short walk to her hotel. Did this several days.
  6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 12 months ago
    Very cool...
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    Thank you for the kind loves, very appreciated tom61375, BigTex, sarahoff, pops52, Manikin, geo26e !~
  8. valentino97 valentino97, 5 months ago
    Hi Phil - I know I'm coming in last on this discussion. I have her book on her favorite jewelry.
  9. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    Thank Val, that is one book I never had the pleasure of owning, Glad that you have it. The jewelry is something that secured her fame for all time.
  10. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 23 days ago
    She is adorable.

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