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The Golden Age Of Elizabeth

Written by: FFT Webmaster | May 19th, 2011

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE is the title being given to a welcome tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, the quintessential movie star who died last month. The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York will present the series, which includes the rare four-hour version of CLEOPATRA, the 1961 historical epic which almost sunk Twentieth Century Fox but also gave birth to the “scandal of the century”: the coupling of then-married Taylor and eventual hubby Richard Burton. The series, which opens on Friday and runs through the weekend, will present a marathon of Taylor’s most celebrated films, including NATIONAL VELVET (1944), A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951), GIANT (1956), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1957) and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (1966). Some rarities or films that are almost never screened in revival will also be featured, including such minor gems as JULIA MISBEHAVES (1948), FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950), RAINTREE COUNTRY (1957) and REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (1967). Celebrate La Liz on the big screen, where she belongs. For more information, visit: www.filmlinc.com

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