We remember Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor was born on February 27, 1932, and passed away yesterday, on March 23, 2011 at the age of 79.

The English-born American actress began as a child star, and continued to shine from the stage and screen throughout her adulthood. Her talent, glamour, and beauty has kept her squarely in the public eye.  Elizabeth Taylor won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, and is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded her with a DCE, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, making her Dame Elizabeth Taylor in the United Kingdom, in 2000.

Many Biblio.com Booksellers have amazing Liz Taylor memorabilia and ephemera for sale, as well as copies of the books she authored. Check out the screenplays, advertising posters, and theatre window cards!

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Nibbles and Me by Elizabeth Taylor

Royal Books, Inc. is offering a first edition copy of the book written and illustrated by a young Elizabeth Taylor, called “Nibbles and Me.”

This copy is signed by the author, “To Reggie – Lots of Love – From Nibbles and Elizabeth.”

“Nibbles and Me” was published in 1946, when the actress was 14 years old and already fast on her way to stardom.  It tells the story of Elizabeth Taylor and her pet chipmunk, Nibbles.

When she was on the set of National Velvet, she was given a chipmunk by an animal trainer.  The friendly creature and the young actress were soon inseparable, and she was even allowed to bring the well-behaved woodland creature into the studio cafeteria.

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Elizabeth Taylor from "Suddenly, Last Summer"

Alan Wofsy Fine Arts is offering a black and white photographic print of a still  from the 1959 film, “Suddenly, Last Summer

The photographic print is 20 x 14 cm. The photographers stamp, date and time are labeled on reverse.

This film was based on a story by Tennessee Williams.  In this tale, we meet Catherine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) who witnessed the death of her cousin while they vacationed in Spain.  His death, and the reasons surrounding it, were hushed up by her aunt.  The aunt ensures that Catherine Holly is institutionalized, and is now a candidate for a lobotomy to ensure her memories of the terrible summer are removed.

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An Informal Memoir, by Elizabeth Taylor

From DeepEnd Collectible Books & Ephemera, we have a copy of the 1964 released, first edition hardcover of An Informal Memoir by Elizabeth Taylor.

“1964. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Book shows only light edge wear. 6″ x 8.5″ 177 pp. UNUSUAL in that, by mistake, publisher issued book with two different dust jackets: the front view portrait and the variant profile portrait–both price clipped. Elizabeth Taylor’s story illustrated by fifty-six photographs taken by her oldest friend actor Roddy McDowall, plus a collection from her family photo album. Presents the unparalleled self-revelation of an international star in all her strengths and frailities, her joys and sorrows. Note: Books $40 or more shipped in a mylar protective jacket.”

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Notebook Paper emblazoned with young Elizabeth Taylor's smiling face

As far as strange ephemera goes, we have an interesting item for sale from Between the Covers, Rare Books, ABAA.

This item is circa 1944, and consists of about a dozen leaves of loose-leaf notebook paper with a wraparound band featuring an image of Elizabeth Taylor, with her facsimile signature, and a biography on the back of the band. Slight age-toning to the notebook paper, else fine.

And here I thought that celebrity-emblazoned notebooks and such were a recent phenomena.

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