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Accidental feminist : how Elizabeth Taylor raised our consciousness and we were too distracted by her beauty to notice

Author: M G Lord
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the brilliant cultural historian M.G. Lord, an intimate examination of the unexpected feminist content in Elizabeth Taylor's iconic roles--published on what would have been her 80th birthday,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Elizabeth Taylor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M G Lord
ISBN: 0802778631 9780802778635 0802716695 9780802716699
OCLC Number: 892780556
Notes: Index: pages 205-212.
Description: x, 212 pages, [8] pages de planche : illustrations en noir & blanc ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
National Velvet, 1944 --
1945-1950 --
A place in the sun --
1951-1955 --
Giant, 1966 --
1956-1959 --
Suddenly, last summer, 1959 --
Butterfield 8, 1960 --
1960-1962 --
Cleopatra, 1963 --
1962-1965 --
The sandpiper, 1965 --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 --
1967-1973 --
Ash Wednesday, 1973 --
The little foxes, 1981 --
1982-1984 --
Her greatest conscious gift, 1984-2011.
Responsibility: M.G. Lord.

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