Elizabeth Taylor and the Holocaust: The Story of Montage by Jean-Luc Godard


41a8wqpgJdLOn the 27th of February 1932, Elizabeth Taylor was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England. She was born with a rare condition called distichiasis, which in her case manifested itself as double rows of eyelashes around her eyes. She was blessed by nature with something that most women would normally dream of – a hypnotic gaze obtained in a totally effortless manner. However, seven per cent of people with lymphedema distichiasis syndrome also suffer from congenital heart defect.  Elizabeth Taylor was among this unfortunate group and in 2011 she died due to congestive heart failure, which was a direct derivative of her rare condition.

When looking at Elizabeth Taylor’s life one can see this pattern of physical beauty accompanied by physical suffering, love followed by heartache, etc., forming one of the most captivating life stories. But such is probably the truth of life that the frictions between happiness…

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