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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s love story told in magazine covers

by | 29th, November 2012

ANGELINA Jolie, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston (aka Poor Jen) are pillars of the tabloid magazines.The Brangelina industry is huge. The Jen-Brad-Angelina love triangle is a prism of untruth, half-truths and gossip. The saga of betrayal, love, sex romance, marriage, divorce, separation, reunion and rowing moves on with each deadline in the National Enquirer, In Touch and Star magazines . How much do we believe? What are the stories’ sources? Jolie can only adopt so many children; Pitt can only wear so many hats; Aniston can only toss her hair so much. But when the story has limits, the wily editor looks to cover emotions: Jen shocked; Jen hurt; Brad confused; Angelina furious and so on.

We are told to think of this obsession with fame as a modern thing. It’s not.   This peeping at the lives of A-list movie stars is nothing new. In the 1960s and 1970s, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton were the sensation. The so-called romance of the century (20th), Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s relationship was all about money, alcohol, sex, cheating, jewels (hers) and a love that endured 16 years (with breaks).

The tabloids lapped it up. Get a load of the covers:

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