As one of the world’s most famous women, cameras followed Elizabeth Taylor everywhere — except to her private home at 700 Nimes Road in Bel Air.
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There, she surrounded herself with beautiful memories and glittering treasures — among them, photos of her beloved Richard Burton and the jewels he gave her during their 11 years of marriage.
Elizabeth's Bel Air home, photographed in March 2011. (Photo Credit: Splash)
In 2011, just weeks before she was admitted to the hospital for the last time, Liz gave permission to Catherine Opie to come in and photograph her opulent baubles.
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“Most of the images are still lifes as Ms. Taylor left them. There are crystals, Buddha figurines, books on how to attract angels and countless snapshots of Richard,” explains Opie, who will release the images in her book 700 Nimes Road. “Elizabeth Taylor’s home, her interior world, is an homage to the incredible life she shared with both family and friends.”
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