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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth and Richard

“She has wonderful eyes, but she has a double chin and an overdeveloped chest, and she’s rather short in the leg.”   -Richard Burton, who married Liz Taylor twice

Elizabeth Taylor has checked out on us after an amazing career that managed to embody the heights of high glamour and the depths of horrifying vulgarity, sometimes all at once. There will be plenty of well-written obituaries and career overviews to come; our job at Ichiban on this sombre occasion is to share with you this tribute to the most famous champions of drunken matrimony and amour fou ever to walk the planet.

John and Marsha - Elizabeth and Richard

Thanks to Rex, hero to morons everywhere, for hipping me to this record some years ago.