Actresses: Our Eyes Have Fingers

From New York to Puerto Vallarta to Big Sur to Paris, LIFE Magazine Reporter Richard Meryman Jr. traveled with Elizabeth Taylor, tape-recording her story in automobiles, hotels, restaurants. From nearly 40 hours of tape came a 6,000-word first-person article, published last week in LIFE. Some passages from her apologia:

"I'm not a 'sex queen' or a 'sex symbol,' " said Taylor. "I don't think I want to be one. Sex symbol kind of suggests bathrooms in hotels or something. I do know I'm a movie star and I like being a woman, and I think sex is absolutely gorgeous. But...

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