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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.
HONOURS Elton John 2
MARCH 1ST - On this day in 1968 Elton John's first record "Ive been loving you" was released by Phillips records in England. Phillips, not realizing the potential of the soon to be pop star, released him in 1969, just prior to him teaming up with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Singer Elton John during the dress rehearsal for the Royal Gala Performance in aid of the Prince's Trust at the London Palladium. 30/12/97 receives a Knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.
Film - 'A Kid for Two Farthings' - Sir Carol Reed - London
It takes nerve to tell former world boing champion Primo Carnera (r) how to fight - but here is Sir Carol Reed (l) doing just that. However, it is only for screen purposes. Sir Carol jumped into the ring to get the right the right action in about staged by Carnera and 1951 world wrestling champion Joe Robinson (centre) for the film 'A Kid for Two Farthings'. He is producing and directing the picture at Shepperton Studios.
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