Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi

Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi
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Above and Beyond
Elizabeth Taylor is one of Galella's favorite subjects, and in 1969, he paid a night watchman $12 to be locked in a rat-filled warehouse on the Thames waterfront in London for the weekend. The reason? The warehouse overlooked the Kalizma, the yacht Richard Burton had bought Taylor. Galella was apparently so close, he could hear the couple arguing (they were in the midst of their first marriage at the time). "They never spotted me. Never," he proudly remarked.

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