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The World’s Most Famous Couple: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard … – Vanity Fair

The World’s Most Famous Couple: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard … – Vanity Fair

She was too young and beautiful for the role, in a tumultuous marriage, and had never been asked to rehearse before. An excerpt from Cocktails With George and Martha about the wild filming of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?By Philip GefterJanuary 19, 2024From Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.“Exhilarating” is how Ernest Lehman described the first day of rehearsal on July 6, 1965. It began with the Burtons’ chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned black Cadillac limousine pulling up to the Warner Brothers lot at ten a.m. Lehman—producer, diplomat, acting studio executive—was waiting there to greet them. Out of the back seat stepped Elizabeth Taylor, long black… 

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