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C4 lines up Liz Taylor auction doc

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a 90-minute documentary covering auctions in New York and London for the belongings of late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor (pictured).
March 2, 2012

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a 90-minute documentary covering auctions in New York and London for the belongings of late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor (pictured).

The doc, tentatively titled Elizabeth Taylor: the Auction, is being produced by UK indie Silver River, which was acquired yesterday by Sony Pictures Television. Michael Waldman is the director and Dan Goldsack the exec producer.

With exclusive access to auction house Christie’s, film promises to bring to life “the excitement and frenetic bidding” at the auctions as millions of pounds are bid for the ‘Crown Jewels of Hollywood’ – some selling for 50 times their pre-sale estimates.

The documentary also promises access to the people “central to Taylor’s life,” including Joan Collins, Liza Minnelli and Mickey Rooney, and also her favorite jewelry and fashion designers – Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Dior and Valentino, who created many of her extraordinary outfits.

Channel 4 specialist factual commissioning editor Sara Ramsden said: “It is a genuine privilege to be given such unique access to these amazing jewels. The film offers real insight into ‘the Queen of Bling,’ and why diamonds really were one of her best friends.”

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