Show Business: The Long Way to Broadway

Her film career becalmed, Liz Taylor soars onstage

Ordinarily, conversation stops when a curtain goes up. But there is nothing ordinary about the current revival of The Little Foxes, and when the lights dim, audiences begin to buzz, like crickets waiting for dusk. "Where is she? How does she look? Has she lost weight?" Only when she has been onstage for five or ten minutes, do the whispers stop and the answers become clear: in her first stage role, Elizabeth Taylor looks beautiful, gorgeous, radiant. In a word, sensational. "I'm on a high," she admits. "I have a sense of accomplishment, a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!