Michael and Elizabeth Taylor
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Happy birthday, Elizabeth!
Rare snapshots taken of Elizabeth Taylor presenting pal Michael Jackson with a gift, an elephant named Gypsy. Elizabeth who flew in to Neverland on a helicopter, dressed as a Gypsy especially.
“It is 1993, and this will be Michael Jackson’s very first Christmas. It has taken me… I would think about 5 years of talking him into celebrating Christmas at Neverland because I understood that if you are a Jehovah’s Witness you don’t celebrate Christmas. When he quit being a a Jehovah’s Witness I said to Michael, ‘I think Christmas is a wonderful way of celebrating love. It’s a celebration of love.’ And I can’t see Christmas without Michael or Michael without Christmas.” — Elizabeth Taylor
Such a wonderful thing she did for him. I’m so glad Michael had a friend like her.
“Elizabeth Taylor is very childlike. There’s nothing that you can do when she’ll say, “I don’t want to do that.” When Bug’s Life came out, she bugged me over and over to fix my schedule so we could see the cartoon. So we had to go to a public theater at about 1:00 o’clock. She makes me go out every Thursday because she says I’m too reclusive. Everybody’s at work, so there’s no one there and we never pay… we come with nothing and they always say, “Oh, my God, Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson.” We get free popcorn, everything. She loved Bug’s Life and loves Neverland. She’ll go on the carousel and the Ferris wheel, but not the scary rides.
There are other childlike qualities of Elizabeth Taylor. She was in Jane Eyre around eight or nine. Our fathers were very much alike, tough, hard, brutal. She’s playful and youthful and happy and finds a way to laugh and giggle even when she’s in pain. She’s ready to play any game, go swimming. She’s very good with children. She loves toys and cartoons. I get to learn so much from her. She’ll tell me about James Dean and Clark Gable and Spencer Tracey and Montgomery Clift, because she did movies with all these people. She tells me what they were really like, the ones who were nice people and the ones that weren’t.
We were in Singapore—she came on most of the Dangerous tour with me—and we decided we wanted to go to the zoo. And we hung out and had our own private tour and we had fun. She’s Prince and Paris’s godmother and Macaulay’s their godfather. She’s just retained that little girl quality. That little child you see in Jane Eyre and Lassie Come Home, that’s still in there. It’s in her eyes. She has this glow like a child. It’s so sweet.” - Michael Jackson