Film - Cleopatra - Elizabeth Taylor
27TH FEBRUARY : On this day in 1932 actress Elizabeth Taylor was born. Elizabeth Taylor in her starring role as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Also starring in the film are Richard Burton and Rex Harrison amoungst a host of other top actors and actresses. 26/06/02 : Elizabeth Taylor in her starring role as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, where she starred alongside Richard Burton. During the making of the film, a wrist watch was given to Richard Burton by Elizabeth Taylor and today fetched 9,635 at hammer at Christie's in London. Inscribed in Welsh on the reverse W I N DY GARU DI (I Love You), the 18ct gold Patek Philippe automatic wristwatch was one of the first gifts exchanged between the two Hollywood stars. The watch was offered at Christie s by one of Richard Burton s personal assistants, who was given the watch by the Hollywood star. The buyer is said to be from Cwmbran in Wales and a huge fan of both Taylor and Burton and had taken the day off work especially in order to travel to London to attempt to buy the watch.
Animals - Abandoned Wallabies - Bristol Zoo
Hopelessly abandoned by their respective mothers, two baby Wallabies of Bristol Zoo are pictured here being cared for by Patricia Packham and her three year old son Stephen. Senior Zoo Keeper Donald Packham took pity on the Wallabies resulting in his wife Patricia carrying them under her jumper during the day and transferred to a box with a hot water bottle to ensure constant warmth at night time. Persevering with bottle-feeding Mr and Mrs Packham have been rewarded by rapid and steady progress by their two 'youngsters' who are now showing an interest in solid foods in the form of crisps and apple pieces. The larger Wallaby is named Lesley and is six months old. The smaller is Carol, who is only four months old.
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Cutty Sark - Greenwich
With baited breath, children watch as the tiny figure of Mr Godfrey Wicksteed reaches the truck (the little button on the top of the mainmast) 151 feet above the deck of the old tea-clipper Cutty Sark at Greenwich, London this evening (Friday)He was placing a golden cutty sark - the emblem which distinguished the ship from all others in port - at the top of the mast. The emblem is a replica of the original cutty sark, dating from 1870, which remained in the ship when she was sold to the Portugese in 1895. The original was recovered by the Cutty Sark Society when it re-appeared in a London sale room last November.
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