Tuesday, October 04, 2011

"Elizabeth, Sweetheart, Dream angel, Queen-of-the world"

The jewelry from seven husbands. The wardrobe of a '60s jet-setter. The memorabilia of a Hollywood icon, including a love poem by Bob Dylan that he scrawled on a framed publicity poster of himself and dedicated to "Elizabeth, Sweetheart, Dream angel, Queen-of-the world."

These are among more than 2,000 objects that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor and are being auctioned by Christie's in mid-December in New York.

They have already been on display in London and Moscow and will travel to other capitals of wealth. But for four days in October, Taylor's collection will be back in Los Angeles, where she lived most of her life and died at age 79 in March.

The auction preview will take place Oct. 13-16 at MOCA's Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, with admission costing $20. Anyone lucky enough to put their nose inside Taylor's Vuitton luggage set will still be able to smell her perfume.

Above: Elizabeth Taylor with Burt Lancaster in 1961.

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