Tuesday, 13 September 2011

If I could be anyone, I’d be....

Elizabeth Taylor

In keeping with Talli Roland’s launch day dress up to celebrate her new book Watching Willow Watts - and Talli looks totally Marilylicious as Monroe - I’ve decided I want to be the great screen actress Elizabeth Taylor for the day.


I wanted to be Elizabeth when as a pony-crazy child, I saw her in the fabulous movie National Velvet. Then I wanted to be her again when she sizzled on the silver screen as Cleopatra and met the gorgeous Richard Burton, whom she later married, twice!

Apparently, when Richard first saw Elizabeth in 1952, he said of her: "She was unquestionably gorgeous. I can think of no other word to describe a combination of plentitude, frugality, abundance, tightness. She was lavish. She was a dark unyielding largesse. She was, in short, too bloody much...."

Wow!!



Today is the official launch day of Watching Willow Watts and Talli has lots of fun and links and pwizzes to be won on her blog today. Yay!
So this is the link to Talli’s Blog

To treat yourself to a copy of Talli’s new book right now:

33 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful choice of person.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Diane Fordham said...

Thanks for the link Elizabeth (AKA Janice) :-)

Jayne said...

Oh to be described that way! Yes, I can see why you chose Elizabeth Taylor. Have a lovely day!

Sarah Pearson said...

Oh yes, in my opinion she was one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

She was so beautiful: I'd die for the eyes alone! ;) Fab choice...

best
F

Gina Dickerson said...

Fantastic choice! She was so glam and always beautiful. Great post!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Perfect choice, Janice/Elizabeth - she was gorgeous. Bet she gave RB a run for his money!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janice .. what a great complement Burton paid her ... she must have been some beauty .. that photo is divine. Elizabeth Taylor is a great choice .. she pushed open doors for writers and actresses alike .. fun - thanks .. Hilary

Janice Horton said...

Yvonne & Diane - yes, do call me Elizabeth today or Liz....lol!!

Nice to see you both here - have a great day.

Janice Horton said...

Hi Jayne & Sarah - yes, she was stunning wasn't she? The photo is from the 1950's era - before I was born - but that's how I like to remember her and that quote from RB really is a sizzler isn't it?!!

Janice Horton said...

Thanks Francine - yes, her eyes are amazing - and are those brows for real do you think...???

Janice Horton said...

Thanks Gina, Rosemary & Hilary - great to see you - and midweek too!

Please do pop by on Friday to read my guest Kenneth Rosenberg's facinating post - in which he is asking for some honest writing based opinions from UK readers. Not to be missed!

Bish Denham said...

Her eyes...those beautiful lavender eyes...

J.L. Campbell said...

Elizabeth was obviously one of those larger-than-life characters. Good choice!

Creepy Query Girl said...

She was so gorgeous and classy- great pick! Glad to have discovered your blog!

Janice Horton said...

Hi Bish - nice to meet you - I loved your blog and your choice of George Harrison!

J.L - great choice in Tina Turner. Yay!! Loved your blog too.

Janice Horton said...

Nice to meet you Katie! (CQG) your choice was both fab and unusual - only I'm still not sure about the coconut bikini!

Talli Roland said...

Phwoar! She was gorgeous, wasn't she? So lovely.

Thanks so much for taking part, Janice, and for all your help and support. I hope to meet you one day soon!

Jessica Bell said...

Wow, stunning! Great choice! :o)

Ann said...

I loved Elizabeth Taylor in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", "Butterfield" and "Taming of the Shrew" to name but a few. She was a true beauty.

Hope you are enjoying the launch party as much as I am.

LR said...

Awesome. She was so pretty.

Pauline Barclay said...

Fab! We would have made a great day, you as Elizabeth Taylor and me as Scarlet O'Hara...thanks too for stopping by my Blog.... frankly my dear I do give a damn... laugh!

Debs Carr said...

Great choice and such a beautiful woman. I wouldn't mind looking like her too, in her youth of course.

allie said...

She really was stunning, and a great actress. Good choice.

Pam McIlroy said...

I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Taylor's work, she was an incredible actress. Fantastic choice!

li said...

I'd love to have her beauty and her talent, but her love life was a little too tumultuous for me :-)

Lindsay said...

Wonderful choice. She was such a fantastic actress.

Julie said...

Great choice! This launch is so much fun, I'm glad to have discovered your blog. :)

Alleged Author said...

She has always been the pinnacle oe beauty. Great choice!

Manzanita said...

So nice to meet you, Janice. Aaahhh, Liz for a day, a paramount moment of life (but then you have to put up with all those husbands, too)
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Michael Di Gesu said...

A stunning woman for sure...

Rebecca Emin said...

Great choice! I hope you enjoyed the Watching Willow Watts launch as much as I did.

Janice Horton said...

Thanks everyone who stopped by my blog today - how exciting and wonderful to see dear friends and meet so many new and lovely bloggers (many thanks for the 'follow' my new friends!)

Janice xx