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MY ELIZABETH

by Firooz Zahedi

MY ELIZABETH


by Firooz Zahedi




MY ELIZABETH


by Firooz Zahedi


2016

   In 1992, when Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her 60th birthday, her good friend, Roddy McDowell, came up to take the official birthday photos.  His intention was to re-create a famous photo he had taken of ET in the 1960's, with her head wrapped in a hot pink towel turban.  Sydney Guilaroff, one of ET's oldest friends and one of my dearest friends, came up to help.  Sydney had been Hollywood's most famous hairdresser back in the "Golden Days" and had known Elizabeth since she was a child.  He did her hair for all of the M-G-M movies and many others as well.  I got pulled into this fun photo and Sydney included it in his autobiography, CROWNING GLORY.

Backstage at the original WHITE DIAMONDS commercial

A fabulous trip to Italy!














LIFE Magazine

April 1987
   The Hollywood Issue

Polishing Greer Garson's star on the corner of Hollywood & Vine





An amazing night at The Hollywood Bowl for a screening of SINGING IN THE RAIN.  I was with famed M-G-M hairstylist Sydney Guilaroff.  A fabulous evening with Sydney, Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

LADIES HOME JOURNAL


I am wearing a Joan Collins dress from DYNASTY - the dress she had on when Alexis went to jail.

I had so much fun being Nolan Miller's assistant and in-house model!

Modeling for Nolan Miller - "The Black Swan"

Photo by Chany Catala

A great photo shoot with Alberto Tolot.
http://www.albertotolot.com

Check out Francesca and Alberto's new book:
ONE WOMAN: 100 FACES
Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Make-up: Francesca Tolot
Hair: Enzo Angileri
Jacket: Versace


http://www.instagram.com/Francescatolot

http://www.instagram.com/Enzoangileri










I apologize for the quality of some of these images.
I will re-scan and replace them soon.

The link below will take you to the story.







http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20098670,00.html







Check this out -

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20111095,00.html

 Old newspaper photo of me modeling for Helen Rose.   After Helen Rose, retired from designing, she wrote several  books and did a fashion show called THE GLAMOROUS WORLD OF HELEN ROSE with 30 of her most famous movie costumes.  I modeled the Elizabeth Taylor and the Cyd Charisse costumes in the show.

 







 I recently did an interview about Helen Rose with award winning screenwriter, Robert J. Avrech - the link is under the photo:
http://www.seraphicpress.com/designing-women-helen-rose-and-jorjett-strumme/

    This is fun!  In 1999, Martha Stewart had a recipe contest called:  "Family Heirloom Cookie Contest".  My Father's parents came from Norway and there were always many kinds of delicious cookies at their house for Christmas.  This recipe won First Prize.
Martha made my cookies on her show (with my photo) on November 11, 1999 and the recipe was in her magazine in February 2000.  It was great fun. 
  This is the video of Martha making my cookies on TV:

http://marthastewart.com/914249/cookie-week-sesame-coconut-cookies

Wearing my favorite DYNASTY negligee

One of Alexis' costumes

Nolan Miller holding the original sketch of the beaded suit I am wearing in the photo below.

This gorgeous beaded suit was made for Alexis on DYNASTY

One of my favorites!

Alexis (Joan Collins did not end up wearing it).  It was worn on the DYNASTY spin off called THE COLBYS.

Barbara Stanwyck and me at one of Nolan Miller's parties.

An amazing actress, a wonderful friend and and an extra special person.