DescriptionAn Elizabeth Taylor-Related Group of 'Illness/Late Memos' from the Set of "Butterfield 8." Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960. A large collection of typed memos on either white or mint green-colored MGM interoffice forms; the first set includes 14 half-sheet memos, dated from "May 2, 1960" to "June 23, 1960," all to and from various executives regarding the star's numerous incidents of tardiness on the set with most ending with "The Company waited one hour and 15 minutes (for Taylor). No explanation was given for the delay," also included are three similar 'Late Note' memos about Taylor's co-star Laurence Harvey and one about co-star Eddie Fisher (who was married to Taylor at the time, but apparently didn't have the same problems getting to work); the second set includes five full-sheet memos, dated from "April 27, 1960" to "June 16, 1960," all to and from various executives regarding the star's numerous incidents of illness which kept her off the set; Taylor seemed to be on death's door as the memos outline her various ailments such as "palpitations...physical exhaustion...severe case of diarrhea...menstrual pains...extreme migraine headaches...difficulty seeing through her right eye...body pains...emotionally upset-nervous exhaustion" and the like; memos also note how she "just can't stop crying," how she was "sedated," and how she was in a "groggy condition," among other fascinating tidbits about her problems during the making of this film -- but all this was likely forgiven by MGM when Taylor won the 'Best Actress in a Leading Role' Oscar for her portrayal of "Gloria Wandrous."
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 11" x 8 1/2"
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