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Hollywood Horrors Essay

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It seems as if some people just can’t get enough of the exploratory tabloids of their favorite celebrities, some people still take an interest in celebrities that aren't even around anymore . Throughout Americas Hollywood History the views of women actresses has changed drastically, two very good examples are Elizabeth Taylor and Lindsay Lohan.The contrast between these two women show a difference in class,culture and time. By researching actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Lindsay Lohan one would discover the tragic and destructive toll Hollywood glamor that would eventually come to overrun their lives.
In Hampstead, London on February 27th, 1932 Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born. ...view middle of the document...

When the opportunity arose to be cast for Suddenly Last Summer she would receive 500,000 dollars for only eight weeks of work, which at that time was the most ever earned in that amount of time. The public had adored her, every step she took would be watched and later published. She made millions of people world wide fall in love with her on and off camera.
There had been a time when everyone thought that Elizabeth Taylor had seemed like the perfect example role model, but in the wise words of Robert Frost many people know that “Nothing gold can stay.” In the the Encyclopedia of World Biography the article stated that “Elizabeth Taylor loved her studio responsibilities, the costumes, the make-up and the attention.”
Every inch and detail of her private life was publicized. One would bet however that there were parts in Elizabeth Taylor's career that she had probably wished that she didn’t receive all of the attention that she had received the following reasons would be why she wouldn’t want all attention focused on her for once. Taylor’s private life consisted of friendship and romance with Glenn Davis, Bill Pawley, and Montgomery Clift. Eventually she decided to marry hotel heir conrad N. Hilton Jr, the marriage however lasted less than a year. She divorced Hilton at the age of 19 and married a British actor Michael Wilding in February of 1952. They had two sons together. The couple seperated in 1956 and the following year she had married producer Mike Todd. She had gone through the death of James Dean the year before her new marriage, (he passed away shortly after they had finished filming Giant). In that year she also dealt with the death of Monty Clift’s nearly fatal car accident, which she held herself to blame for. He had left her house after one of her parties and he had driven into a utility pole. In March of 1958 Taylor lost her husband Mike Todd, to a (his) private plane crash.
The tide had turned and she wasn’t the person everyone had thought she was. Each incident tested her and pushed her further over the edge. For a brief time she used pills, hysterics and alcohol for emotional compensation. While battling her depression and addictions she played the most emotional character in film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Maggie. The movie lead her to receive another Academy Award nomination. The nomination presented her with the opportunity to create a friendship with Eddie Fisher, who was the best man at her and Mike Todd’s wedding. Coincidentally, Taylor’s maid of honor at her wedding was Fishers wife, Debbie Reynolds, they had a very scandalous divorce and soon after finalizing the divorce Fisher and Taylor married in 1959. Taylor had married eight times but she was married to Richard Burton twice, the first time being in 1974 only to have remarry him the following year in 1995. Their second marriage ended in divorce both times however, never having any children. In February 1997 Elizabeth entered the hospital for the removal of...

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