"I have the emotions of a child in the body of a woman. I was rushed into womanhood for the movies. It caused me long moments of unhappiness and doubt." - Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Bob Willoughby on the set of Raintree County, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Sanford Roth c. 1954

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Bob Willoughby, 1957

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Summer Movie List — 6 / ? → Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958]

Life ain’t just a bunch of high spots. You’re a thirty-year-old kid. Soon you’ll be a fifty-year-old kid, pretendin’ you’re hearin’ cheers when there ain’t any. Dreamin’ and drinkin’ your life away. Heroes in the real world live twenty-four hours a day, not just two hours in a game. Mendacity, you won’t… you won’t live with mendacity, but you’re an expert at it. The truth is pain and sweat and payin’ bills and makin’ love to a woman that you don’t love any more. Truth is dreams that don’t come true and nobody prints your name in the paper ‘til you die… The truth is, you never growed up. Grown-ups don’t hang up on their friends… and they don’t hang up on their wives… and they don’t hang up on life. Now that’s the truth and that’s what you can’t face!

Janet Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Powell and Ann Blyth, 1949

Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean on the set of Giant in 1955.

Cleopatra, 1963

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Frank Worth on the set of Giant, 1955

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor on the beach in Malibu, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor in Raintree County (1957)