Benny Reuben: “Man, we’re working in the hot sun and at about 2 p.m. a white Mercedes pulls up and we’re looking at it trying to see who it is, and, Jesus Christ if the door doesn’t open up and it’s Elizabeth Taylor. I’m thinking ‘What the hell is Elizabeth Taylor doing here?’ I’m looking for the cameras, thinking we’re on Candid Camera or something. She walks right over to Larry and plants a big one right on the kisser. And he says, ‘Elizabeth, you can’t be here without a hard hat.’ He hands her one, and she puts it on. I’m thinking, okay, this is a dream. She turns to us and says, ‘Hello boys,’ Most down-to-earth woman you’d ever want to meet. She brought doughnuts, coffee. Afterward, I said, ‘What the hell man? Why didn’t you tell me you were dating Liz Taylor?’ He said, ‘You didn’t ask.’ Like I woulda asked ‘Hey Larry, you dating Liz Taylor?’ Damnedest thing ever. She started coming round regularly after that. We’d be asking, ‘So, Larry, is Liz comin’ today?’ He’d say, ‘You call her Liz and she’ll hit you over the head with that shovel.’ So we always called her Elizabeth. Classy lady, all around.”
Elizabeth, J. Randy Taraborrelli, 2006, Wagner Books.
“Is this the price of loyalty? To be hung up on, ignored and blocked. Why would I remain silent if you can’t even speak to me, and I’ve been nothing but loyal to you?”
Text sent to Boris Johnson, read aloud by Jennifer Arcuri on the BBC’s morning show during the 2019 election campaign.
“Why are you loyal to him?” the host Victoria Derbyshire asked, after Arcuri had read the text and participated in an hour-long ITV interview about their affair.
“Because outside of what the press are seeing right now, this man who is acting like he is as shallow as a padding [sic] pool. Outside of this personified fake puppet I see. And I don’t mean to discredit him as much as just lay out the fact that I am very upset that he could not man up and pick up the phone and call me.”
I’m not going to be ignored, Dan!
Mohammed Alim Khan the Emir of Bukhara, 1911. Early colour photograph by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii.
“Being one jumpsuit ahead may be all it’ll take to set your style for Fall ’80. The look (and it’s no secret it was lifted directly from airstrips, garages, and the Indy 500) is easy, easy, easy. Street-smart. And fun. What’s more, you can wear the jumpsuit just about everywhere… and we’re betting you will.”
New York Magazine, page 3, July 28, 1980.
On the back: “Greetings from London! Present home of human rights Defender Julian Assange.
Julian Assange: Award-winning journalist and publisher, founder of Wikileaks, helped expose corruption and war crimes committed by our Governments.
Tortured for years in central London, then illegally dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy and sent to Belmarsh prison, also known as the ‘Guantanamo of the UK.’ Now, the UK may extradite him to the U.S. where he could face the death penalty! Though strongly condemned by the UN his situation is getting worse.
To find out more about this outrageous human rights violation by the British justice system in the centre of London, just scan the QR code or visit the links below.
Stand up for Julian and a FREE PRESS!”
Postcards distributed by defend.wikileaks.org outside Julian Assange’s court appearances.