June 2, 2010

Elizabeth Taylor & Burton Love Letters

Elizabeth Taylor has lived and love a lot of history in her long life, and this week she's sharing a little of that with the world, as she makes public some of her love letters with Richard Burton.

As the legendary actress remembered her equally iconic lover, Liz Taylor said "In everything he ever did.... He was the kindest, funniest, and most gentle father. All my kids worshiped him. Attentive, loving -- that was Richard -- from those first moments in Rome we were always madly and powerfully in love. We had more time but not enough,"

Taylor is keeping only one letter private, and it'sa very special one that he wrote right before he died, and was delivered, amazingly, right after she got home from his memorial service. So it's certainly understandable that she is keeping that one for herself. But it's still exciting to see this glimpse into the love shared by two of Hollywood's royalty.

Elizabeth Taylor & Burton Love Letters

Elizabeth Taylor has made public for the first time her love letters from Richard Burton, giving new insight into a passionate, playful but turbulent romance that spanned 20 years and two marriages. But Taylor is keeping one letter private, according to Vanity Fair magazine in an article in its July edition. It was written by Burton just days before his death in Switzerland in 1984 of a brain hemorrhage and reached the actress in California after she returned from his memorial service. Burton wanted to come home to her, Vanity Fair said, after Taylor read the letter she keeps in her bedside drawer to the magazine's contributing editor Sam Kashner and to Nancy Schoenberger.

Elizabeth Taylor & Burton Love Letters

Posted at June 2, 2010 2:28 AM