Silver Screen Sirens - The Philanthropist brooch
Silver Screen Sirens - The Philanthropist brooch.
I called this image of Elizabeth Taylor 'The Philanthropist'.
Taylor was one of the first celebrities to participate in HIV/AIDS activism, helping to raise more than $270 million for the cause. She began her philanthropic work in 1984, after becoming frustrated with the disease being widely discussed, but very little being done about it. She later explained for Vanity Fair that she "decided that with my name, I could open certain doors, that I was a commodity in myself - and I'm not talking as an actress. I could take the fame I'd resented and tried to get away from for so many years - but you can never get away from it - and use it to do some good. I wanted to retire, but the tabloids wouldn't let me. So, I thought: If you're going to screw me over, I'll use you."
This image is affixed to a silver tone brooch setting measuring 40mmx50mm across the widest points with glass covering the image.
Inside diameter = 30mmx40mm
Outside diameter = 40mmx50mm
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