ELIZABETH TAYLOR - Rest In Peace

  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Mar 23, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    She's gone. I'm very very sad.

    I worked a brief stint in domestic and international grants at AmFAR in the 90's and saw her frequently in the office. She used to borrow pens from my desk, and I've have to throw them out afterwards because she sweat White Diamonds LOL But at least she wore her own stuff. She was the real deal in so many ways. Unapologetically authentic and passionately present in every moment. Not a fake bone in her body. She remembered my name without prompting, and she responded to cards and notes years after I left the agency.

    She admitted to having little more than a back-lot education, studying in-between takes, as I would follow her around from desk to desk when she stopped by and she would ask me how to spell common words when writing notes to people who were out of the office. She laughed about it.

    When she walked in the room the air changed, the light shifted, there was a palpable transformation. She was a true star. And yes, they were violet. Real violet.

    But above all else, she was brave. She literally saved hundreds of thousands of lives. She put her money and her reputation where her mouth was, and she was at the front risking a great deal when nobody else was. She the finest champion and hero anyone could ask for, and she made a true difference when the Reagan administration fucked up and failed miserably.

    She was outspoken, out-loud and beyond being a class act. She was entirely herself and she put all of it on the line for something she believed in.

    God's speed, ma'am. You are forever in my heart, with gracious thanks for being there right up to the end.

    XO
    r.
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    I hope you put this wonderfully written tribute on her Facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Taylor/48161540958
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    Mar 23, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    Great story, Musclecomeback.

    She is the last of the mega stars. With the exception of her still-living lesser contemporaries whether better actors or actresses or not, the rest are now mere celebrities. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie are mega celebrities but pale in comparison to Elizabeth Taylor as stars.
  • BardBear

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    Mar 24, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    She defined an industry that was fabulous, but surprisingly connected to the world at large-she used what she had to do good. And she was good at what she did.

    She will be missed. I SO have to talk to you about this, sir!

    I know I will miss her. We shared a birthday.

    Peace,
    Bardy
  • metta

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    Mar 24, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
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    Mar 24, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidShe's gone. I'm very very sad.

    I worked a brief stint in domestic and international grants at AmFAR in the 90's and saw her frequently in the office. She used to borrow pens from my desk, and I've have to throw them out afterwards because she sweat White Diamonds LOL But at least she wore her own stuff. She was the real deal in so many ways. Unapologetically authentic and passionately present in every moment. Not a fake bone in her body. She remembered my name without prompting, and she responded to cards and notes years after I left the agency.

    She admitted to having little more than a back-lot education, studying in-between takes, as I would follow her around from desk to desk when she stopped by and she would ask me how to spell common words when writing notes to people who were out of the office. She laughed about it.

    When she walked in the room the air changed, the light shifted, there was a palpable transformation. She was a true star. And yes, they were violet. Real violet.

    But above all else, she was brave. She literally saved hundreds of thousands of lives. She put her money and her reputation where her mouth was, and she was at the front risking a great deal when nobody else was. She the finest champion and hero anyone could ask for, and she made a true difference when the Reagan administration fucked up and failed miserably.

    She was outspoken, out-loud and beyond being a class act. She was entirely herself and she put all of it on the line for something she believed in.

    God's speed, ma'am. You are forever in my heart, with gracious thanks for being there right up to the end.

    XO
    r.


    OH MY GOD!!! THIS HAPPENED? I Remember crying my eyes out when Lucille Ball passed and now this is going to sit in my heart for too long as well. She needed rest so she can come back someday as beautiful as she always was. God I am so sad to hear this... I was hoping for at least one more prophetess revelation. More rose to her than we gave Princess Diana because she rose above all that was sickness and disease in this world. I am almost terrified without her...
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    Mar 24, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    Really sad. I was really bummed when I saw "RIP Elizabeth Taylor" trending on twitter this morning. Her acting skills were phenomenal. May she rest in peace.
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    Mar 24, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    my favorite movie by her


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    Mar 24, 2011 5:48 AM GMT


    Pampered, spoiled, beautiful. Huge heart. They don't make them like her anymore. icon_cry.gif
  • metta

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    Mar 24, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    Elizabeth Taylor Funeral Service Today

    http://www.estergoldberg.com/views_from_a_broad/2011/03/elizabeth-taylor-funeral-service-today.html


    I doubt the Westboro Baptist Church will be able to make it...


    Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Elizabeth Taylor's Funeral


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/24/westboro-baptist-church-elizabeth-taylor_n_839979.html
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    Mar 24, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    Hollywood is nothing without Her.
    She will be fondly remembered forever...
  • dhinkansas

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    Mar 24, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    She was a true AIDS pioneer. To the younger set infatuated with Gaga, in 1985, gay causes were behind the back burner. TV hardly used the word gay, and for her to say f*ck you to the haters and take on the stigma associated with AIDS research at the time is truly remarkable. She fought before it was the cool battle to fight. I appreciate what stars like Gaga do for the gay community, but Miss Taylor was doing it when no one else would.
  • metta

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    Mar 24, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    Elizabeth Taylor Foundation

    http://www.elizabethtayloraidsfoundation.org/how-you-can-help
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    Mar 24, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    Elizabeth Taylor is a true beauty who cared for so many people and touched so many lives.

    She will forever be a symbol of class and dignity.
  • metta

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    Mar 25, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Homes that Elizabeth Taylor Lived In

    http://curbed.com/archives/2011/03/23/the-many-homes-of-silver-screen-star-elizabeth-tayor.php


    14 Year Old Interview With Elizabeth Taylor....more details now


    [QUOTE]
    And James Dean? "I loved Jimmy. I'm going to tell you something, but it's off the record until I die. OK? When Jimmy was 11 and his mother passed away, he began to be molested by his minister. I think that haunted him the rest of his life. In fact, I know it did. We talked about it a lot. During Giant we'd stay up nights and talk and talk, and that was one of the things he confessed to me."
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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-23/elizabeth-taylor-interview-about-her-aids-advocacy-plus-stars-remember/full/


  • metta

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    Mar 26, 2011 6:23 AM GMT


    Elizabeth Taylor Leaves Estate To AIDS Charities

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2011/03/liz-taylor-leaves-estate-to-aids.html
  • SFTraveler

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    Mar 26, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    I'll always remember those beautiful violet eyes!
    Loved her in "Suddenly Last Summer" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"
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  • metta

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    Mar 27, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    Elizabeth Taylor at the GLAAD Media Awards 2000

    Long Live Love!