Wednesday, March 23
Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011
She had been failing in recent years – she had grown tired looking, overweight and a little foggy in her speech. Still, when word came this morning that Elizabeth Taylor had died, all of the modern memories were erased by images of her exquisite past: the violet eyes and perfect figure, her movies from National Velvet to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. Elizabeth Taylor was also known for her life off the screen. She married eight times (twice to Welsh actor Richard Burton) and worked tirelessly on bringing international attention to AIDS research. Roy Grundmann, Film Studies program director at Boston University joins us to discuss Taylor’s life and legacy.