Before becoming a bride eight times over, ElizabethTaylor was a 17-year-old starlet scribbling letters to her first fiance,charting on pale pink stationery his progression from her one-and-only to theone who got away.
"I've never known this kind of love before -- it'sso perfect and complete -- and mature," Taylor wrote to William Pawley on May 6,1949. "I've never loved anyone in my life before one third as much as Ilove you — and I never will (well, as far as that goes -- I'll never loveanyone else -- period)."
A 17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor poses with fiance William D. Pawley Jr. in June 1949. - AP Photo
Taylor, who died last week at age 79, was engaged toPawley in 1949, just before her first marriage. More than 60 of the letters shewrote him between March and October of that year will be auctioned in May by RRAuctions of Amherst, New Hampshire. It bought the letters two years ago fromPawley, who lives in Florida.
The unpublished letters -- some written in purplefountain ink on pink paper -- provide a glimpse of a teenager's transition toadult screen star.
She frets about her
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