Taylor and Burton, Timeless Romance

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Bert Stern

In their book, Kashner and Schoenberger explore the passionate language in the lovers' letters to each other. In one of his early missives to the sex goddess, Burton wrote, "I lust after your smell ... and your round belly and the exquisite softness of the inside of your thighs and your baby-bottom and your giving lips and the half-hostile look in your eyes when you're deep in rut with your little Welsh stallion."

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