Furious Love Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century The definitive story of Hollywood s most famous couple He was a tough guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman she was a modern day Cleopatra madly in love with her

  • Title: Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
  • Author: Sam Kashner Nancy Schoenberger
  • ISBN: 9780061562846
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The definitive story of Hollywood s most famous couple.He was a tough guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman she was a modern day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty, and their fiery romanceoften called the marriage of the centuThe definitive story of Hollywood s most famous couple.He was a tough guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman she was a modern day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty, and their fiery romance often called the marriage of the century was the most notorious, publicized, and celebrated love affair of its day.For the first time, Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of this larger than life couple, showing how their romance and two marriages commanded the attention of the world Also for the first time, in exclusive access given to the authors, Elizabeth Taylor herself gives never revealed details and firsthand accounts of her life with Burton.Drawing upon brand new information and interviews and on Burton s private, passionate, and heartbreaking letters to Taylor Furious Love sheds new light on the movies, the sex, the scandal, the fame, the brawls, the booze, the bitter separations, and, of course, the fabled jewels It offers an intimate glimpse into Elizabeth and Richard s privileged world and their elite circle of friends, among them Princess Grace, Montgomery Clift, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Peter O Toole, Michael Caine, Marlon Brando, Rex Harrison, Mike Nichols, Laurence Olivier, Robert Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, No l Coward, John Huston, Ava Gardner, the Rothschilds, Maria Callas, and Aristotle Onassis It provides an entertaining, eye opening look at their films, their wildly lucrative reign in Europe and in Hollywood and the price they paid for their extravagant lives.Shocking and unsparing in its honesty, Furious Love explores the very public marriage of Liz and Dick as well as the private struggles of Elizabeth and Richard, including Le Scandale, their affair on the set of the notorious epic Cleopatra that earned them condemnation from the Vatican Burton s hardscrabble youth in Wales the crippling alcoholism that nearly destroyed his career and contributed to his early death the medical issues that plagued both him and Elizabeth and the failed aspirations and shame that haunted him throughout their relationship As Kashner and Schoenberger illuminate the events and choices that shaped this illustrious couple s story, they demonstrate how the legendary pair presaged America s changing attitudes toward sex, marriage, morality, and celebrity Yet ultimately, as the authors show, Elizabeth and Richard shared something priceless beyond the drama enduring love.Addictive and entertaining, Furious Love is than a celebrity biography it s an honest yet sympathetic portrait of a man, a woman, and a passion that shocked and mesmerized the world.

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    1. Ah, those two. For never was a story of more woe than this of Elizabeth and her Richard. They were famous, in love, and Romeo and Juliet's got nothing on them. Here is an emotional letter from Richard Burton to Liz Taylor. #relationshipgoalsThe last day of March. My darling Sleeping Child, I am oddly shy about you. I still regard you as an inviolate presence. I have treated women, generally, very badly and used them as an exercise for my contempt - except in your case. I have fought like a fool [...]

    2. This couple was epic FUCKING EPIC. I was born in the early 80's so other then catching some of their movies "Liz and Dick" were just some famous people who got married and then divorced. I had no idea the drama "Le Scandale" how could my mother not tell me of this gold mine of epic gossip and decadence? That's what mothers are for to fill you in on what you missed when you were not alive, I do ask that she keep to the important stuff but she missed this bit and when I called her on it she shrugg [...]

    3. I normally don’t read Hollywood biographies. However, I wanted to read this one, simply because I was curious about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It’s not every day you see two very famous people so passionately in love. But then again, this is the story the authors were trying to promote. The book starts off saying that one of the last things Richard Burton did was write a love letter to Elizabeth, which Elizabeth didn’t share with them. Yet Richard Burton’s widow, Sally, insists [...]

    4. This was a good biography, but not great. I had read the excerpt in Vanity Fair and like a well edited movie preview I fear that I had gotten all the best bits. I think that this could have used a stronger edit. The chronological order was off at times. At one point Talyor went to only a few rehearsals of Hamlet and then later she was there a lot and the cast loved her. It also had the problem that many biographies have of being very rich and full bodied in the being and then thinning out in an [...]

    5. This turned out to be much better than I thought. Instead of the usual gossipy trash one normally sees in celebrity biographies, the authors stay even-keeled and provide the reader with a chronological overview of the Richard Burton/Elizabeth Taylor romance and marriage. They don't really dive in too deeply, but they were given access to the letters that Burton sent to Taylor throughout their life together.I was surprised by learning just how deeply in love the two of them were with each other, [...]

    6. This book blew me away! I have never read such a passionate love story. I can also say that I have never read such a story of mutual self-destruction. I don't consider myself to be overly romantic, but I do believe that everyone has a soulmate. Some people are lucky enough to find theirs. My parents were soulmates. I am forever grateful that they died together because I can't imagine one going on without the other. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are such soulmates, but they also were the em [...]

    7. When it comes to great Hollywood loves, it is hard to beat these two. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sure knew how to drive each other crazy and fascinate the public. This book tells their often-outrageous love story with a surprising amount of intimacy and humanity.

    8. I'm not that interested in celebrities as a general rule and I would never have picked this book on my own, but it was one of my mom's few recent books I found in her apartment. She moved a lot and didn't tend to keep her books from move to move. I had two main issues. The first was that it should have been edited down and shortened. The second was that I didn't enjoy the first chapter and almost stopped reading right away because of it. The first chapter is a sloppy attempt to get us to Elizabe [...]

    9. This book merely scratches the surface of a complex relationship. The authors tell this story of fame and excess. One of the themes is that in leaving his wife and two daughters to marry Elizabeth (and participate in her extravagant lifestyle), Richard made a Faustian deal. Another theme is that their joint projects reflected the status of their relationship.For those who like to glimpse the rich and famous there are tales of jewelry, yachts, royalty and fabulous entertaining. For Liz'n'Dick afi [...]

    10. I didn't know much about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's relationship but after reading an excerpt of Furious Love in Vanity Fair over the summer, my interest was piqued. After finishing Furious Love, my interest was still piqued because it was clear that the story of "Liz and Dick" is a really juicy one, but I'm sorry to say the book didn't do it justice.Weak writing and editing distract me while reading a book, regardless of how interesting the subject matter is, and Furious Love sadly s [...]

    11. I've never been a particular fan of either Taylor or Burton's careers, nor especially interested in their romance -- but I was unexpectedly caught up in this excellent account of their passionate, enduring, ferocious love for each other. The author, who was given access to Taylor's letters from Burton, walked a nice line between revelation and discretion. We see both Burton and Taylor up close, warts and all, but always with a sense of affection and respect. Kashner makes a plausible case for th [...]

    12. Furious LoveLoved this definitive biography on this "marriage of the century" of Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Sir Richard Burton. A riveting and well-written biography on the greatest Hollywood love story ever told. The biographers interviewed Elizabeth Taylor numerous times and were the only journalists given access to her extensive collection of personal letters and journals. They also interviewed the Burton family at length, including Burton’s actress daughter Kate. This is an informed biograp [...]

    13. Everyone and no one should have a love like this. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton loved each other so much it ruined the both of them. Elizabeth, so used to being spoiled and petted, and so skilled at being famous, controlled their crazy, decadent life. They lived on a yacht (mainly to avoid taxes), sent their children to Swiss boarding schools, and spent money like water, on pets, furs, and gigantic pieces of jewelry. Richard, a poor Welshman who always found acting an unmanly and degrading [...]

    14. They met on a movie set where she played Cleopatra and he played Antony, roles they would play for the rest of their lives. Like Cleopatra, Liz Taylor was glamorous, powerful, touched by scandal and always just slightly aloof. Like Antony, Richard Burton was a rough and tumble drunkard with an inferiority complex, a brilliant loser who would be nominated for an Academy Award seven times but never win. Their love affair went on for twenty-five years, through multiple marriages, divorces, and chro [...]

    15. My interest in all things regarding Elizabeth Taylor put me first in line to read this book. I have a strange attachement to her life story - it is incredible and compelling to imagine myself in half the situations she experienced. I cannot imagine the burden of her life. She is quoted in the book calling herself a freak and I guess that term comes closest to describing her. She is a one-off, a fantastic phenotype. Her genetic blessings gave her so much, and yet she and Richard both are portraye [...]

    16. Okay, I'm ditching this. It's just getting to be too much like an AAA trip-ticket combined with shopping list. There's just not enough analysis. I could have told you that Richard Burton was the product of a Welsh mining village and Elizabeth Taylor the MGM backlot. That's not analysis, that's a fortune cookie. For furious love, this is really boring.

    17. I read this book for a guilty pleasure, and found it interesting, if not compelling, and averagely written, with a few moments that made me cringe (for the writing, separate from the lives being described). But hey - it was a guilty pleasure.

    18. It took me a while to get into this book. Although the author breezes quickly through their lives and marriages prior to their meeting, I still felt like I was getting the same old biography, and that I knew most of it already. However, before the cameras even roll on “Cleopatra”, I became intensely captivated. For starters, the author writes extensively about Taylor’s contracts, which typically include all kinds of insane perks, like $3000 a day for ‘small expenses’. The author recogn [...]

    19. Wow! What a book!!I actually read this biography of the great marriages of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as research. I'm writing my second fiction novel and as I've always been captivated by the Taylor/Burton romance as seen in Cleopatra, I am basing the two main characters' love affair off events and circumstances from the "Liz-n-Dick Show." Theirs (Taylor and Burton's) is a duo romance, a real love between Elizabeth and Richard and the public persona and dog-and-pony show of Liz and Dic [...]

    20. What an amazing book! I have been drooling over this for awhile --hoping for it to come into my boyfriend's bookstore but I finally got it at the library. I do intend to own it someday as I consider it to be the final word on this amazing couple. Incredibly enriched by help from Dame Elizabeth herself in the form of sharing memories and letters from Richard Burton never shared publicly before and even some of his lovely and dark poetry shared by other wives, this book is a true revelation. Much [...]

    21. I discovered Furious Love through a People's book review. As soon as I saw the review, I knew I had to read this. It was a few weeks later when I was at the bookstore and convinced my mom to buy me it. I practically devoured the thing. Furious Love tells the in-depth love story of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, a relationship that is famous for being the first ever "It" relationship, not to mention the scandal that followed it. The couple married, split, and remarried, splitting again shor [...]

    22. I have been having a Liz Taylor-Richard Burton movie marathon since I finsihed "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century." I've been in awe of the Burtons since discovering Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. My friend David and I used to watch it over and over in college. I was shocked to learn that Liz was younger than I was when she made that movie - she just looked older thanks to makeup and wigs. I felt sorry for them having to live their lives constantly i [...]

    23. This book was both excellent and terrible. The terrible part was the writing. The authors apparently haven't the slightest idea how to construct a paragraph, the chronology is all over the place, and a review of what foreshadowing actually is would be a good idea. (Hint: More subtlety is required.) But, as I said it was also excellent, mostly because it contains ALL THE DRAMA. I can't think of any relationship more interesting and exciting and painful and dysfunctional than this one. I'm amazed [...]

    24. This book gets 5* for how much I enjoyed it, learned from it, and for pulling a tear from me at the end. What a passionate love story, one that never died as both were living. They were so in love with each other, yet, unable to totally make it work. The very definition of co-dependent, they loved each other, but were terrible for each other. Their liquor consumption was astounding. Both came at it from different angles but met beautifully in the middle. I love them both and just want to watch t [...]

    25. I enjoyed this but it wasn't as good as I would have liked. I found a glaring factual error, (Ringo Starr was not married to Barbara Bach in '71/'72) and each chapter felt like it was written independently of the others. This let to a lot of repetition of information. I did love reading Burton's own writing and I appreciated that it was authorized so it had a lot of quotes from Elizabeth, Burton and their families. It's amazing how even though his drinking killed their marriage (and him in the e [...]

    26. Although fascinated by and sympathetic to this couple, the author produced an honest and fair appraisal of their effects upon not only each other, but to all affected by their tumultuous relationship. From discarded spouses, to a neglected special needs child, to those grateful for their favors and support, all of it is detailed here. I simply could not put it down.

    27. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were, and are, Hollywood legends. Their relationship was an enormous part of that, although it's not to say that they would have been less famous, or less talented, had they never fallen in love. But once they had, their love story and turbulent relationship trumped anything else in their lives - it overshadowed Elizabeth Taylor's beauty, it overwhelmed Richard Burton's stage presence, it swallowed up their family and everyone who surrounded them. In this biog [...]

    28. When Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, authors of “Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and The Marriage Of The Century” mentioned to a college-age acquaintance that they were considering writing a book on the Taylor-Burton romance, the response was “I never knew Elizabeth Taylor was married to Tim Burton!” The writers were shocked, as was Elizabeth Taylor, who responded by giving the biographers access to nearly forty never-before-published letters and notes written to her [...]

    29. Elizabeth and Richard: Liz and DickFor those of you who grew up with hearing about their escapades in the papers or maybe even hearing your mom and dadtalking to their friends about them, it seems from this book that there is much we did not know. Which is par for the course. However, the thing that struck me the most was how unhappy Richard Burton REALLY was. Yes he was a raging alcoholic, but there seemed to be a lot of things in his life that he was always trying to escape. Correct me if I'm [...]

    30. In a our current age of paparazzi and continuous scandals it's hard to believe that all that really began nearly a half century ago. It began with the turbulent love affair and marriages of actor Richard Burton with actress Elizabeth Taylor during the 1960's and 1970's. Together, they were two fine actors whose subsequent careers, and legacies, would be defined by them. While many books have looked at their lives, Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, looks at the relationship that [...]

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