'Rock' of romance

Made:
20 February 1952

Silver gelatin print by Planet News Ltd., titled "'Rock' of romance", 20 February 1952. Printed caption on verso reads: "New York: Screen beauty Elizabeth Taylor wore this engagement ring which she bought herself - 'because Mike didn't have the dollars to get me one' - when she left by air for London to marry British actor Michael Wilding. The huge sapphire is circled with two rows of diamonds, sparkles on her 'third-finger-left-hand'. Elizabeth, who flew in to London airport hours after schedule as her plane was delayed, expects to wed Wilding, who is 41, on Friday. Elizabeth is 20 on February 27th".

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/31496
Materials:
gelatin, paper (fibre product) and silver (metal)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • processes and techniques
  • visual works
  • photographs
  • contact prints
credit:
Daily Herald Archive, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford