Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and the King of Pop--A Love Story

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Atria Books
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5.4 X 1.2 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Donald Bogle is one of the country's leading authorities on African Americans in Hollywood. He is the author of the groundbreaking Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films; the acclaimed biography Dorothy Dandridge; and Brown Sugar: Over 100 Years of America's Black Female Superstars. He teaches at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and at the University of Pennsylvania.


"A surprisingly comprehensive, sensitive and entertaining look at Taylor and Jackson, and not just their friendship . . . Bogle has, essentially, written three books in one: Taylor's biography, Jackson's and the tale of their mutual coming together, the how and why . . . . The writer knows his subjects and his back-and-forth joint bios of Taylor and Jackson are extremely well done."--Liz Smith, New York Social Diary
"The friendship between Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor seemed both impossible and inevitable. In Elizabeth & Michael, Donald Bogle explores and explains the irresistible attraction between these two forces of nature, and digs into the extraordinary histories that made them uniquely suited to understanding each other."--Alan Light, author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain
"Exhaustively researched...with a fresh and fair-minded perspective...Devoted fans of either star may be familiar with much of this material, but they will appreciate the balance and compassion underscoring Bogle's treatment. A grounded and consistently absorbing biography."

--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Entertainment biographer Bogle here offers a thoughtful overview of the lives of Michael Jackson, filling a significant gap in celebrity biographies ... Bogle excels at drawing explicit parallels between Taylor and Jackson's lives, especially when he relates both stars' early lives in alternating chapters. Bogle presents them as true soulmates, linked by both celebrity and shared experience."--Publishers Weekly