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Arts in the Afternoon: Beauty is Fleeting

1:10 PM, Mar 23, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
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Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011. Let's remember Taylor in her glorious youth, with her one Time cover, from August 22, 1949. The accompanying story discusses the business of art and the aging of the sex symbol -- prescient in this case.

Arts in the Afternoon: Beauty is Fleeting

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