“From the first instant I saw you, entering Rome on that monstrous stone beast, shining in the sun like a little gold toy how I envied Caesar. Went suddenly sick with it. Not his conquests or his triumphs. Not his titles of the mob. I envied him you.”
Elizabeth Taylor chats with her soon-to-be fifth husband, Richard Burton, during a time-out in the filming of Cleopatra, 1962
by Paul Schutzer
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on a break from filming Cleopatra (1963)
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
“The most important thing of our marriage is this continuous excitement, this wonderful creature called Elizabeth who fills me with spiritual and physical joy every time I see her. Her spirit bubbles with an inner force like life itself and not like champagne which goes flat after a while.” - Richard Burton, 1967
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton take a break from the filming of Cleopatra, 1962
“…how will I live ?
The same as I.
One breath upon the other,
each bringing us one breath… closer.”
Actress Elizabeth Taylor and her companions director Franco Zeffirelli and Richard Burton 1966
Elizabeth Taylor reads the script for Warner Bros. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” as ,in the rear of their studio quarters, her husband and co-star, Richard Burton, goes over his lines, too.
Mike Nichols directed and Ernest Lehman produced the film version of Edward Albee’s scathing drama of a disintegrating modern marriage. 1966