Stars: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Decorum

For month after nervous month, Elizabeth Taylor kept Eddie Fisher at arm's length as a kind of singing duck. It would never do to dump him, not while Richard Burton was still resisting. If Taylor had divorced Fisher and Burton had gone back to Sybil, Taylor would have lost ten-tenths of her pretty face. But if the affair had collapsed while both were still married, then it would have been just another office romance.

With Burton's divorce two weeks ago, Eddie's usefulness ended; and Elizabeth Taylor almost immediately began to complain to the...

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