Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Taming of Elizabeth Taylor
Back in the long, long, ago time of the 1970's my Dad brought home a magical machine that played movies. It was called a Betamax, and we were the first people in town to have this wondrous new technology. Yeah, we were cool. My Dad is a lover of gadgetry and old movies, it was a dream come true for him. Since it was his toy, Dad picked out all the movies, so all we kids had access to was what he liked. That is probably why I am well versed in classic movies, the good and the bad. The Betamax tape that I was obsessed with was The Taming of The Shrew, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. I couldn't have been more than 7 when I saw it for the first time and I was quite certain that it was one of the greatest movies ever made, and that Elizabeth Taylor was the most beautiful women on earth.