Heroes of History
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Heroes of History

Who’s Afraid Of Liz And Dick?

How much of the iconic couple’s relationship was performative and how much was real?

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s love story played out like one of their movies. Image from Bob Penn via WikiMedia

In 1960, 20th Century Fox contracted Elizabeth Taylor to play Cleopatra in a movie that shared its main character’s name; they already knew the project would be the most expensive they’d undertaken. Elizabeth’s salary of $1 million plus 10% of the box office gross was the…

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Edward Anderson

Edward Anderson

Edward has written hundreds of acclaimed true crime articles and has won numerous awards for his short stories.