Cleopatra" started pre-production in 1958 and it was released in 1963. And it is a film that urge every...
Cleopatra" started pre-production in 1958 and it was released in 1963. And it is a film that urge everyone to see. Prepare to spend an evening at home. It is a very long but interesting film (despite what critics say). It was said to be the most expensive movie that 20th Century Fox made...and Dame Elizabeth Taylor walked away with seven million dollars. She discovered how to be a shrewd businesswoman. Maybe an attribute that Mike Todd had instilled in her. But there is a new generation of Elizabeth Taylor fame who believe that her career started with "Cleopatra". I receive messages from them every day. They do not know the history that Elizabeth Taylor had had pre 1963. And it was quite a history. This new generation of Elizabeth Taylor fans know her from her HIV/AIDS Fundraising, which is a cause that Elizabeth was put on this Earth to fight. She readily states that at the conception of AIDS, she (as Hollywood) thought that it was a horrible disease, killing lovely people that she had known and worked with. With the help of Dr.Mathilde Krim, they created AmFAR (The American Foundation of AIDs Research) in 1985. Elizabeth served as Chairwoman of the Board for AmFar for many years. She went on to created fundraising events at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993...again, raising millions of dollars every year. Her own foundation sends money to AIDS Service Organizations all over the world for direct client/patient care. Dame Elizabeth Taylor was Queen of The Nile, but now she is an angel, here, on Earth. Please remember to donate if you can.
By Richard Bassett, *2008
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
c/o Derrick Lee
Reback Lee & Company, Inc.
1990 South Bundy Drive, #700
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