For me, Hollywood glamor and beauty will always be epitomized by Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011). This British-American actually started as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age, known for her her acting talents, her wealthy lifestyle, distinctive violet eyes--not to mentioned her 8 marriages! From the time she made the successful National Velvet (1944) , to her Oscar triumphs (Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) , Liz Taylor proved to be an accomplished actress, often partnered with Richard Burton, who became her husband after making Cleopatra (1963). She was also noted for her AIDS advocacy, a passion she shared with Michael Jackson. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honour, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who put her on their list of the "Greatest American Screen Legends". Taylor died of heart failure at the age of 79.
At a time when her career was about to take off, Whitman Publishing Co., issued this large format Elizabeth taylor Coloring Book in 1952, an authorized edition from MGM, with coloring pages drawn by Lee Lunzer. The 64-page book features the young Liz at the prime of her youth, decades before death claimed her this year at age 79.