Ok it's 1975 and I am an art director at an upper eastside hair salon for like two minutes BUT I come to work one afternoon and am told that a certain "star" wanted an appointment with the Art Director only I would have to make a personal trip to The Plaza Hotel to do her in her room. I ask who it is and the Cyndy Lauper-like receptionist sez " Think silk slip in Butterfield 8" I gag and run to The Plaza Hotel as fast as my little fag legs will carry me.
I arrive and find La Liz in white floor-length terry cloth bathrobe and white terry turban to match AND huge black sunglasses , sitting in a white brocaded victorian chaise-lounge fully painted and waiting patiently. I found her a real swell, funny, flirty and fag-haggy to go. She refrenced her hair style to Butterfiled 8 and asked that I work with the large grey/white streak she had just begun to work at that time ( The Diamonds ads came much later) She loved her hair when I finished. I like to think that I encouraged her towards letting her white hair grow out and that it was just about time to give up dyed black hair ( it works your last nerve after 40, even with surgery ) I loved it when she laterwent natural.
Elizabeth Taylor is one of a kind. And I LOVE the Dee F. story, she told it to me herself.It is just Liz' style.
May she live to be a hundred and ever radient!