Erotic Vagrancy: Everything About Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, he takes us on a wild ride of Hollywood scandal. The title comes from a phrase in a papal letter that condemned the pair. This shows how famous Taylor and Burton were during their 20-year relationship.
Burton and Taylor: A Love Story Set in the Air
In the 1960s and 1970s, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the first celebrities to travel around the world. Lewis gives a lively picture of this lifestyle. Their love story, which included expensive trips, private jets, luxury yachts, and a love of collecting huge diamonds, was seen as different from the usual, which made people look twice and caught the attention of the media.
Burton and Taylor: The Ups and Downs of Love
Lewis goes beyond the glitz and glamour to show how Taylor and Burton’s relationship is really going. Their relationship, shown in movies like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, was full of inconsistencies. It was passionate, but it was also tainted with drunken fights and angry accusations. Lewis brilliantly breaks down their troubled relationship, showing how they are connected in a way that you either can’t live with or without them.
The Glamourous and Dirty Legacy
Lewis says that Taylor and Burton were the first celebrities in today’s culture. Lewis changes their shameless spending, which showed up in public fights and broken charity promises, into a kind act of giving. He excuses their bad behavior by saying that it’s part of their unrealistic personalities and their role as public figures who people look up to.
Burton and Taylor: Movies, Stories, and Spells
Lewis praises not only the couple’s hits, but also their infamous flops and experimental movies. He sees a fever dream of their relationship in these movies, especially in the strange ones like Boom! and Hammersmith Is Out. The story shows Burton’s amazing rise from working-class Welsh roots to Hollywood fame, and Taylor’s beautiful performance as a modern-day Helen of Troy.
Wicked Feelings and Dark Magic
Burton’s interest in the story of Faust and Taylor’s role as a witch who casts a spell over him give their story more depth. Lewis leans into Burton’s dark moods and sometimes feels more connected to the Welshman than to Taylor’s divine plays. But the book doesn’t have a feminist point of view because Lewis criticizes feminist writing about Burton and Taylor.
Burton and Taylor: Love, Weight, and Greed That Won’t Stop
Lewis admits that Taylor had a hard life and that she was abused physically when she was a teenager, but his story sometimes sounds like it might be biased against women. On the other hand, he shows understanding at times and praises Taylor for not following society’s ideas of what a good woman should be like when it comes to being modest and honest. The fact that she is always hungry for love, excitement, and other things is seen as a strength, not a weakness.
Burton and Taylor: Details that sparkle and shine
This book is more than just a history; it’s a sparkling trip through fame, love, and excess. With Lewis’s sharp wit and beautiful writing, the book is a fiery look at the Hollywood power couple. The biography is a labor of love that seamlessly blends study with personality, giving a magnificently obsessive look into the lives of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. It is full of details that will make you gasp.