Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shameless Lovers

This is an interesting cover from the October 1962 edition of American movie magazine Photoplay. It shows Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor enjoying a pool-side snog. At the time both were married to other people. In typical tabloid fashion the mag is both censorious (text) and prurient (picture). The text reads:

"In Hollywood's history there has never been a love affair to equal that of Liz Taylor & Richard Burton. Indiscretion has been their motto; taste has been thrown to the winds. At this moment, though married to others, they pose for pictures that are sad testimony to what can happen when passion mocks morality."

Inside are another thirteen pictures of the couple behaving shamelessly.