Look on any Amazon book page and type in Elizabeth Taylor; there you will find dozens of books written on one of the biggest Hollywood stars of all-time. This book, simply entitled "Liz" and written by "A Woman Named Jackie" author C. David Heymann, is a well-written and well-researched account on the most popular female star of her time. In these 526 pages Heymann traces Liz's early beginnings in England to her discovery as a child actress in "National Velvet". That appearance would propell her to Hollywood superstardom that few have ever known.
"Liz" traces not only Taylor's magificent acting career in such Oscar-winning performances in "Butterfield 8" and "Who'a Afraid of Virginia Wolf?", but Liz's personal life, her marriages and lovers. Heyman not only discusses how Liz was the very first Hollywood celebrity to tackle the AIDS epidemic and raise funds and awareness for those with HIV/AIDS, but her own personal demons with alcohol and prescription drugs.
Included is an informative filmography detailing Liz's film credits along with those she starred with, director's names, and the year in which her movies were released. There is also a section of her made-for-television films and stage appearances. Many black and white photographs are included.
I have read many Elizabeth Taylor biographies, but "Liz" is simply filled with neat anecdotes and info. The book is long out-of-print, but many are available through Amazon by personal sellers at affordable prices.