March, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

from “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams, starring Elizabeth Taylor as MAGGIE and Paul Newman as BRICK:

BRICK: (to Maggie) What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?

MAGGIE: Just staying on it I guess, long as she can.

Take flight, Miss Taylor.  I’ve admired you since I was a boy - for your talent, your beauty - inside and out - and most of all your tireless work for AIDS awareness and research, especially in the early 80s when you spoke out about AIDS, when no one with your stature was speaking out, least of all the President at the time, Mr. Reagan.  You saved lives with your passion and your voice, with your honesty and courage.  You are loved, Dame Elizabeth.