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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day remembers Elizabeth Taylor

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

We deviate from our planned pic, which we’ll get to tomorrow, in order to give a little tribute to the recently departed Ms. Elizabeth Taylor.

I have a few pictures of her films in the file, but this one in particular jumped out to me. From the smirk on Spencer Tracy’s face to her genuine smile it’s the kind of photo that makes me wish I was there when it was taken; that I know the context of the moment.

Now, I’m not sure if this is from Father of the Bride or the sequel, Father’s Little Dividend, but either way it’s a great shot.



I’d also like to take this moment to recommend one of my favorite Elizabeth Taylor performances: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe? It’s one of the most heart-wrenching hilarious fucked up dramas ever put to screen, featuring an exceptionally honest performance from Ms. Taylor as she feuds with her real life husband Richard Burton. She wasn’t afraid to come across as disheveled, unglamorous at a period in her career where a less secure actress would have shied away from her age. It’s an amazing film and quite a brilliant performance.

Tonight my thoughts will be with Ms. Taylors friends, family and fans.

Tomorrow the Behind the Scenes Pic returns to our regularly scheduled program. Tomorrow we return to ‘Nam!

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  • March 24, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST


    by bdc777

    She was beautiful. It seems the last of Hollywood's Golden Age is gone.

  • March 24, 2011, 3:17 a.m. CST

    True Class Act

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    She was a genuine beauty. I prefer to remember her this way instead of the bloated tabloid selling monstrosity she became in the 70s and 80s. I wil miss her.

  • March 24, 2011, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Rest in peace

    by teddy_duchamp

    She was beautiful

  • March 24, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    It Marilyn Monroe lived till 80

    by edwardpenishands

    And Liz Taylor had bit it at 30 we would have looked at Liz as the ultimate sex symbol. What drag it is to get old

  • March 24, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Are they in mid-coitus?

    by Billyeveryteen

    I think I would put down the cup were I balls deep.

  • March 24, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    I think they're comparing notes on how to cheat on your spouse.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I refrained from putting anything in the obit because Beak will ban you for anything. Bottom line is regardless of how successful they were money can't buy class. Tracey wouldn't divorce his wife because he was Catholic, but cheating on your wife for decades oh that's okay. Debbie Reynolds should have beaten the hell out of this family wrecking whore.

  • March 24, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    No wonder Spencer Tracy's smirking....

    by darthderp

    If someone as fine as her in her prime was on my lap I'd be grinning too. Just saying....

  • March 24, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by avidavid

    Absolutely, I always thought Taylor was way hotter than Monroe. Watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof last night, and all I could keep thinking was how badly I wanted to plow Maggie the Cat...

  • March 24, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Liz Taylor Lap Dance!

    by BeanGrud

  • March 24, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    A classic beauty yes….

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    But not sexy for some reason (at least to me). It’s hard to put my finger on it but something about her very early on projected an “older” beauty (similar to Anne Bancroft in that regard). A good actress though, and she did a lot for AIDS awareness. I find this mostly interesting because she’s one of the last of the Hollywood old guard – definitely the end of an era.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST


    by corplhicks

    You were a woman of class, a true legendary movie star ! And a great talent in your field and a humanitarian. You will be missed. I for one will be watching as much as I can of her work this weekend !

  • March 24, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Yet more obit talkback disrespect...

    by LordPorkington

    We had all of this the last time we lost another beautiful movie actress in the form of Jane Russell, people talking about how they wanted to 'plow' her, and I'm seeing the same comments here today. I'm no prude, but there's a time and a place for such comments, and it isn't on an obit talkback. You idiots should be ashamed of yourselves, although I'd be more inclined to blame your parents for not raising you to be more respectable human beings. It's easy to sit behind a keyboard and type anything you want. Sure, it's clichéd to say that, but it's so true. And Quint, you seem to be a cool bloke, so how about you start enforcing these obit talkbacks a little better? It doesn't reflect well on you ignoring such things. RIP Ms Taylor, you were a truly great actress for many years and a classy lady.

  • March 24, 2011, 4 p.m. CST


    by A_Banned_Apart

    "Woolf", not "Woolfe". But you are correct in that it's a great performance and film.

  • March 24, 2011, 10:45 p.m. CST

    asshole is as asshole does...

    by frank cotton


  • March 25, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    grammaton whatever moron

    by pmcloone

    you utter prick

  • March 25, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Until it's your spouse

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    and your kids.

  • March 25, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    uncalled for comments

    by 2LeggedFreak

    Disrespecting t he deceased is in bad taste but equally bad in my opinion is the tendency to make them bloody saints. She was a decent actress, I never once found her remotely sexy in any of her films...she was just classicly good looking. RIP Lizzy

  • March 27, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Stunningly beautiful, violet eyes, a godamn godess.

    by Dark Doom