Never-before-published photos of achingly beautiful BFF’s Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift
I’ve seen A Place in the Sun probably about a dozen times and am always completely spellbound by the beauty of a young Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.
The movie the the beginning of a very close friendship between the two stars that would last for the rest of his life. Even though he was gay, the two were soul mates and went on to star in Raintree County and Suddenly Last Summer together.
These are among the photos that were recently published on Time.com and here is part of the copy:
Their unique bond — so evident in the unpublished Peter Stackpole pictures in this gallery, taken on the Paramount lot during filming of A Place in the Sun in January 1950 and posted here on the one-year anniversary of Liz Taylor’s death — was occasionally deepened even further by myriad personal disasters visited upon each of them through the years. For example, in 1956 Taylor probably saved Clift’s life when, after he crashed his car leaving a party at her home, she raced to the wreck and literally pulled broken teeth — on which he had begun to choke — from his shattered mouth.