SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco restaurant is honoring the late actress Elizabeth Taylor by unveiling a dress from her private wardrobe and displaying it for several months.
Taylor, a two-time Academy Award winner who died March 23 at age 79, was known for her striking beauty—particularly her lavender-tinted eyes, Lori’s Diner spokesman Barry Barsamian said.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find Appointments
The restaurant therefore decided it was fitting to honor Taylor by displaying her 1950s lavender tulle dress at its Union Square location at 500 Sutter St., he said.
Barsamian, a Hollywood historian who is also the marketing director for Lori’s Diner, is loaning the dress to the diner from his personal collection.READ MORE: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
“Lori’s Diner highlights lots of memorabilia,” he said. “We have a 1959 Ford Edsel, jukeboxes, vintage Coke machines. It’s like a blast from the past from the 1950s.”
The shimmering sleeveless dress “screams Elizabeth Taylor,” he added.
“We thought it was a nice way to honor probably the biggest film star of the 20th – and 21st – century,” he said. “Who doesn’t know Elizabeth Taylor?”
Taylor’s lengthy career included roles in “Giant,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Butterfield 8,” “Cleopatra,” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among Fully Vaccinated
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