If you, like me, are wondering what is happening here — is Elizabeth Taylor dressed like this for kicks, or for a bit? — the internet, for once, has the answer. (It’s sort of both.) Nothing in that clip, however, truly explains the hair, and I suspect that’s because the reason for this hair is, “it was 1967.” Also very 1967: That Richard Burton walked on stage (to sing selections fromĀ Camelot, which came out as a film this very year although he declined to reprise his starring stage role for the movie) smoking, and then crushed out the cigarette on stage.

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