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Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) grew from a doll-faced child starlet to become one of the silver screen’s most celebrated and striking beauties. From her first public appearance to her affairs of the nineteen sixties, her passion for expensive jewels, and her endless commitment for human equality, Elizabeth was a natural magnet for publicity throughout her 70-year career.

Elizabeth holds the record for being the most photographed woman in movie making history, including her 14 appearances on the cover of Life Magazine. Sometimes her notoriety overshadowed her accomplishments. Elizabeth received five Best Actress nominations and and several Academy Awards over the course of her seven decade career. Never will you see such a compelling and fascinating collection showcased in all its beauty, including personal items from Elizabeth’s very own wardrobe, personal letters from her and other stars, along with some of the most breath taking images ever to be seen. Never released paparazzi photographs of Elizabeth’s private affairs disclose an endless beauty far more alluring than any of her performances on the big screen.

Dearest Elizabeth — A private collection tells not only the story of an extraordinary life of the last queen of Hollywood, it is also tells a remarkable story of celebrity connection made possible through the many items in this collection. Many people have asked if author Wayne Griffin ever met this Hollywood icon and he often replies, “I meet Elizabeth every time I see items from this private collection, and so will you.”

Take a look at the stories behind Dearest Elizabeth a private collection. See items once owned and worn by the legendary star and hear the authors captivating stories behind each piece. Find out how the private collection all began,what inspired the penfriend ship between the star and the author and how he collected each piece with loving precision and amassed such an intense volume of Elizabeth Taylor history.

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