Queen and I
"A stunning collection of intimate
portraits. If you ever wondered why the world loves this woman,
Bozzacchi's book will answer your question."
"Brilliant, sensitive, Gianni always
catches the soul."
Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen and I is a remarkable
collection of photographs Gianni Bozzacchi has taken of Elizabeth
Taylor, most of them previously unpublished, capturing her as
a film star, a woman, and a personal friend.
It was 1965
when Bozzacchi, an impetuous twenty-two-year-old, was given the
chance of a lifetime. The streetwise kid from Rome was sent to
Africa as special photographer on the set of The Comedians, a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Alec Guinness,
and Peter Ustinov. As the film wrapped, Taylor offered Bozzacchi
a job as her personal photographer.
was the world's most famous woman at the time and undoubtedly
its most glamorous. Her marriage to Richard Burton claimed international
attention, and together they were the quintessential jet-set
couple. Bozzacchi was to work with Taylor and Burton for the
next eleven years. They opened the door to their world for him,
and his own talent, drive, and artistic style earned him extraordinary
success. Publications wanted his services, as did the movie and
fashion industries, celebrities, political figures, and the merely
famous. Bozzacchi was awarded the honor of International Photographer
of the Year three times and became a celebrity himself, the subject
of magazine layouts and television interviews.
Bozzacchi works today as a writer, producer, and director. He has collaborated
on feature films with Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergio Leone, Pietro
Germi, Vittorio De Sica, Francois Truffaut, Federico Fellini,
and Luchino Visconti. Currently, he and Roy Scheider are producing
for television The Renaissance, a twenty-four-hour drama
and a twenty-hour documentary supported in part by the European
Community, S.A.S. Prince Albert of Monaco, and the members of
the entertainment community. Gianni Bozzacchi lives in Rome,
New York, and Franklin, Wisconsin. For additional information.
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