Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Taylor Burton

Long before the Hollywood couples of today, there was Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton, they were perhaps "The Couple" of the 60s. Their love story began on the set of "Cleopatra", one of the biggest productions in cinema history. They got married years later, Richard gave Elizabeth the "Taylor Burton" diamond in 1969, then divorced, then remarried and divorced in the 70s, and remained close till Burton's death in 1984.

From Hollywood to Monaco, to St. Tropez to London, to Mexico; they always caught the attention of photographers. During the shooting of "The Night Of The Iguana" in Mexico, famed photographer Henry Clarke (the one responsible for some of the most iconic fashion photographs of the 60s) snapped both Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton leisuring on set. He is wearing a matching light colored turtleneck jersey and trousers with some suede shoes, while Elizabeth appears to be wearing a kaftan.

To end this post, I'd like to wish all of my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo: Corbis


Anonymous said...

oh, I like very much the comment about their attire, I have been looking for info about this love affair of taylor and burton, and I like your succinct write-up very much.

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good luck,
rosa alvarez

RetroVintageModStyle said...

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :)