Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961.
Douglas Kirkland: Elizabeth was the one who started my career. At the time she was the biggest movie star in the world, but she had been very ill and had vanished from the public eye for close to a year, and this was the first time people were going to see her — that was if she would allow me to photograph her. [One thing you notice is] her tracheotomy scar; she felt it was her statement and who she was at the time. She wasn’t into hiding it, ‘cause it was something that had saved her life.