Elizabeth and Michael

Elizabeth and Michael

The Queen of Hollywood and the King of Pop--a Love Story

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One of the country's leading authorities on popular entertainment presents an eye-opening and unique biography of two larger-than-life legends--Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson--and their unlikely yet enduring friendship.

From the moment Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson met, they were hooked on each other. He peered into her violet eyes and was transfixed; she, in turn, was dazzled by his talent, intrigued by his sweet-tempered childlike personality, and moved by the stories she had already heard about his troubled early life. Soon a deep friendship blossomed, unexpectedly unlike anything either had ever experienced. Through thick and thin, through their various emotional upheavals, through the peaks and valleys of their careers, through their personal traumas and heartaches, through the unending health issues and extreme physical pain that each experienced, and through the glare of the often merciless public spotlight, their bond held them together, and their love for each other endured.

Donald Bogle skillfully recreates the moving narrative of Taylor and Jackson's experiences together and their intense emotional connection, without shying away from the controversies that swirled around them. Through interviews with friends and acquaintances of the two stars, as well as anonymous but credible sources, Elizabeth and Michael emerges as a tender, intimate look at this famous "odd couple" and a treasure to their millions of fans.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2016
ISBN: 9781451676976
1451676972
Branch Call Number: B TAYLOR ELIZABETH Bogl
Characteristics: 391 pages, [8 unnumbered pages of plates] : illustrations ; 23 cm

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ChristchurchLib Oct 18, 2016

According to biographer Donald Bogle, Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson became fast friends as soon as they met. The similarities in their childhoods -- both were young performers with controlling parents -- helped to bridge the 26-year gap in their ages, and they supported each other in many ways through the years. This dual biography examines their respective careers and sheds light on their personal lives and their friendship.

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