Archive for March 23rd, 2011

The Last Hollywood Legend

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

You can name a few living old movie stars, but none could compete with Elizabeth Taylor.  Ms. Taylor was one of those “Star of Stars” like Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Paul Newman.  There will never be another actor or actress who will become as idolized. Why?

Ms. Taylor was a product of the Hollywood Studio system.  Each studio jealously guarded their stars from overexposure, public buffoonery, stupid rumors, and, most of all, familiarity.

It’s unthinkable to imagine Elizabeth Taylor in a stolen sex video or babbling like Justin Beiber on a talk show.  Jennifer Anniston and Natalie Portland are beautiful women – but there were a few in my high school just as attractive and talented.

It’s a little hard to picture a “glamorous star” when you’re listening to some bimbo just out of rehab talking about how she “hovers” over public toilet seats when taking a pee.