Liz Taylor – Butterfield8 is available as a giclee canvas print. All prints are made with professional, large format printers and use archival pigment-based inks to prevent fading. It comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
Canvas prints look great with or without frames.
30 x 20 inches
48 x 31 inches
Liz Taylor – Butterfield8
Released in 1960, the film Butterfield 8 marks a turning point in Elizabeth Taylor’s career and life. Not only was this the first film she received and Oscar for, but it was also the last film she would do with MGM – the studio she’d been with since the beginning of her Hollywood career.
While making this film she was cast in Cleopatra with 20th Century Fox where she began a tumultuous love affair with Richard Burton and altering the course of her life and career. Fox offered her a salary of $1 million which was the largest sum paid to any actor in Hollywood up to this point. In this scene from Butterfield 8 she is about to go through the door and bid farewell to her co-star and then husband Eddie Fisher. The significance surrounding this moment is symbolic beyond the scope of the film. It was during this time that she was quoted as saying: “If someone’s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.”