The Hollywood Life 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. Elizabeth Taylor was the second child to Francis Taylor and Sera Taylor- formerly known as famous actress, Sera Sothern- the first child being her older brother. The Taylors had hired a nanny for their children, Frieda Gill and not long after Elizabeth Taylor was introduced to the world of acting. The war with germany had forced the Taylors return home to the United States, where the father sold art in St.Louis Missouri and her mother pushed for her to have a career just as she did. (d’Arcy) Although her mother had called it quits on her acting days she still pushed for her daughter to be a star as well. By the time Elizabeth had turned ten years old she had been signed with Universal Studios.Which was to a one year contract, during which time she had released her first movie Lassie Come Home. In 1942 she had begun to work with metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and by then, Elizabeth Taylor had “become a household name” Susan d’Arcy in the biography she wrote called The Films of Elizabeth Taylor.
Between the years of 1952 and 1956 Taylor had played roles in romance movies, which didn’t always stipulate the best talent. Taylor co starred with James Dean in the film Giant. Immediately following the movie Giant she starred in Raintree County in 1957, which she earned her very first Academy Award nomination. 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 in her work force, acting. The public had adored her, every step she took would be watched and later published. Maybe it was her acting or the characters she played on screen or maybe it had just been what she was known for best, her violet eyes whichever had been the case, 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.” As every good publicist knows there is good publicity for their...

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