Liz Taylor & LIFE Magazine
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor commonly know as Liz Taylor was born February 27, 1932 and passed away March 23, 2011, age 79. Liz Taylor began her career in 1941 with a role in There’s One Born Every Minute, Taylor was cast in her first starring role at the age of 12, in National Velvet. Her career continued through the 1950s into the 1960s, and she remained in the public eye for the rest of her life. In 1999 she was named the seventh-greatest female screen legend by the American Film Institute.
Liz Taylor was on the cover of LIFE more times then any other woman during her lifetime. A total of 14 times and and a commemorative issue the year she died. As an aside the person who has appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine the most is former President Richard Nixon a total of 48 times. According to a internet search the woman that has appeared most often is the Virgin Mary. I was unable to confirm this nor find out the number of covers. A history of LIFE magazine can be found here.
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You thought we missed one but we are saving the best for last. The April 13, 1962 magazine with Liz and Rich on the cover happens to be the most expensive LIFE magazine of all their 1,934 weeklies 11/23 /1936 to 12/31/1972 issues from a collectors standpoint. It was published around “opening day” of baseball and there was a historic baseball theme to the magazine. What makes this issue of LIFE Magazine so valuable is a Post cereals advertisement… IF it contains an insert with baseball cards featuring all-time greats Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris it’s worth $300.00… why? Because 90% of the time the Inserts were removed by young family members, collectors, or baseball fans.
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