The Night Elizabeth Taylor Didn’t Kiss Me

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22 Responses

  1. SQT says:

    Sweet Jesus, what did Joan Van Ark do do herself?

  2. Claire says:

    ET is a class act all the way.

  3. liv says:

    what an amazing place and time to be! fascinating.

    the falling shawl would have driven me crazy, too!

  4. lime says:

    wow, i had no idea she was so weakened as to require a wheelchair but she did look lovely. unlike joan van ark who looked damn scary.

  5. geewits says:

    Lucky you! What a wonderful evening and a lovely telling of the whole event. Thanks, Jim!

  6. August says:

    Well-written, Jim. The shawl bit had me on edge. So glad other people get nervous about such things.

    Jocelyn: The vote is in for O Mighty Crisis. Fingers crossed; knock on wood. . . !!

    August

  7. August says:

    As for ET, let’s not forget how fabulous (or unfabulous) she was in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? An all-time favourite of mine.

    August

  8. chelle says:

    What an amazing and unforgettable evening!

  9. Glamourpuss says:

    Where ET is concerned, I’m always reminded of Chanel’s words:

    “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.”

    Puss

  10. furiousBall says:

    Joan Van Ark looks like Joan of Arc after being burned at the stake

  11. iJim says:

    Oh, you all are very cruel to Joan van Ark. Hee hee.

    Thanks for all the positive comments and feedback Crisis Fans.

    Thanks to O Mighty Jocelyn for the opportunity to guest host and for her photos and editing. I feel like Joan Rivers on the Tonight Show.

    Best,

    iJim

  12. Karen MEG says:

    You know, ET still looks awesome, and beautiful really. She looks WAY better than Joan van Ark, what’s up with that? Great post Jim.

  13. ana says:

    ET she looks amazing…glad you had a great evening, how could you not!!

  14. My Reflecting Pool says:

    What an evening. Ignored and left unkissed. Ah well, it was an experience.

    I shudder at Glams comment.

  15. Wizened Wizard says:

    This is a bit like the Kevin Bacon five(?) degrees of separation game: amazing to think I blog with someone who blogs with someone who has actually been in the same room with Elizabeth Taylor!! If she HAD kissed you, I’d be totally beside myself with amazement at this “connection”!

    Interesting tale, ijim. Thanks for providing fascinating “back-up” for Jocelyn.

  16. actonbell says:

    *clap, clap* fabulous! What a wonderful opportunity, perfectly recounted.

  17. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    You’re a wonderful guest blogger, Jim, and this is a great story, beautifully told.

    I was holding my breath until ET found her shawl again, too.

    Joan Van Ark is the best reason I know to avoid cosmetic surgery.

  18. Mary says:

    I am in love all over again. I remember her in National Velvet. She was too beautiful for earth, even then.

    Jim: You are so L.A. YOU are on your way up.

  19. Princess Pointful says:

    I could deal with looking like that at 75, thanks!!

  20. cathy says:

    “ignored and unkissed”… do you think I can use that as grounds for divorce?

    I had a much greater understanding of ET’s problems with alchohol and pain killer abuse after I developed back problems. A great lady.

  21. Claudia says:

    Mmmmm….what a bittersweet post. Proof that beauty CAN be eternal, it’s how we perceive it that changes. Thank you SO much for sharing this with us.

    PS – if you ever run in to David Duchovny, will you tell him there’s a cute little Cape Codder who wants to dry hump his leg? Thanks. 😉

  22. Mother of Invention says:

    She was definitely a gorgeous babe and remarkable were her violet eyes!
    I loved her with Richard Burton..they seemed to be made for each other….but maybe they only looked that way to the cameras!

    Thanks, Jim!

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