LIFE Remembering Liz Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor died recently at age 79, and LIFE will turn 75 this year—we have been entwined for a long, long time. Liz was always kind to the camera, and the camera was very kind to her. We told stories in words and pictures, and she enjoyed having her story told. That story is revisited in full in this special commemorative book, now vividly colorful on the iPad.
• Filmstrip tool for quick navigation through 100+ photos
• Dual Orientation
• Clickable table of contents
With the passing of this great movie star, philanthropist, and-bona fide, in-her-day living legend, it is our pleasure as much as our duty to celebrate her glorious life. Our cameras were trained on Liz since National Velvet, and our splendid archive of photography needs to be seen — by you, her fans, right now, in this moment.
Elizabeth first appeared on LIFE's cover when she was barely a teenager, and last graced the cover when she trusted LIFE to tell the story of her late-in-life brain surgery with taste and accuracy. In between there was all the rest: the child-star days, the marriages, the sensational movies, the incredible drama that was "Liz and Dick," the later success on the Broadway stage, the transition to regal presence: benefactor, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, American icon.
This is not just a celebration of a longtime relationship between Liz and LIFE, but of old-school imagery and new world technology. LIFE and photography: 75 years now. Elizabeth Taylor and LIFE: nearly as long a time. The iPad, photography and LIFE: a modern-day match made in heaven, as our two earlier digital titles have proved.
Here is Elizabeth Taylor, resplendent. Alive again.
- June 15, 2014 Initial release