Sony Pictures Television
The Elizabeth Taylor story, told via the prism of her precious possessions.
Elizabeth Taylor was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. She also had an huge appetite for jewels; collected art on a grand scale, and her vast wardrobe reflected the high fashion of the time. In this intimate portrait, Elizabeth Taylor’s life story is told through the prism of some of her most precious possessions sold in auctions in New York and London. From the Cartier ruby necklace given to her by Mike Todd, to the Bulgari Vladimir Suite - Richard Burton’s first gift to Elizabeth as they filmed Cleopatra, each has its own story.
A-list friends like Joan Collins, Liza Minnelli and Mickey Rooney, and designers like Gianni Bulgari and Pierre Rainero, creative director of Cartier, add to the myth with their fascinating, and often hilarious accounts of Elizabeth’s relationship with jewellery, art and fashion.