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Elizabeth Taylor returns from Todd funeral

Elizabeth Taylor returns from Todd funeral

March 26, 1958. Elizabeth Taylor kisses her diamond ring as she returns to Los Angeles from the Illinois services for her husband, Michael Todd, killed in an airplane crash. Her brother Howard is beside her, and others move to protect her as her limousine readies to depart from the airport. The image of an unknown bystander is reflected in the vehicle’s window.

On March 22, 1958, Todd died in a airplane crash near Grants, N.M. On March 25, 1958, he was buried at Waldheim Cemetery near Chicago.

The March 26, 1958, Los Angeles Times reported:

Actress Elizabeth Taylor, her face mirroring her grief at the tragic loss of her husband Mike Todd, returned to Los Angeles last night from Chicago. She arrived shortly before midnight at International Airport with 10 other persons aboard a special TWA flight. Miss Taylor, shielded by members of her party, moved haltingly down the ramp and was whisked away in a waiting limousine.

Too late to make the March 26, 1958, Los Angeles Times home edition, this photo was published in a later street edition. The photo was later published in the 1999 Los Angeles Times book, “High Exposure: Hollywood Lives — Found Photos from the Archives of the Los Angeles Times.”

Check out this related From the Archives post:  Michael Todd wins best picture Oscar.

1 Comment

  1. May 28, 2013, 2:44 am

    Have a nice read to me about the Elizabeth kisses her diamond ring when she go to loss angels. Diamond ornament is very valuable to all and Elizabeth also like very much her diamond ring which makes me more attractive for the diamond ring.

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