For immediate release: August 1, 2002
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Photographer Presents an Intimate
Look at a Legend
Photos Capture the Serious, the
Silly, the Glamorous, and the Everyday Elizabeth Taylor
"Brilliant, sensitive, Gianni always
catches the soul."Elizabeth Taylor
Forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin
Press, Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen and I is a remarkable
collection of Gianni Bozzacchi's photographs of Elizabeth Taylor,
most of them previously unpublished, capturing her as a legend,
a film actress, a woman, and a 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.
Elizabeth Taylor was arguably 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. With this new book, he pays
tribute to his great friend.
works today as a writer, producer, and director. He has collaborated
on feature films with Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergio Leone, Vittorio
De Sica, François 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 members of the entertainment community.
Gianni Bozzacchi lives in Rome, New York, and Franklin, Wisconsin.
Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen and I
By Gianni Bozzacchi
Cloth ISBN 0-299-17930-3 $49.95
8 1/2 X 11 160 pp. 129 b/w photos
Publication date: October 1, 2002
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