Wayne Griffin is the world’s biggest Elizabeth Taylor fan and will showcase some of his impressive collection of memorabilia. Inner South Elizabeth Taylor’s number one fan, Wayne Griffin, exhibits some of his massive memorabilia collection Jordy Atkinson, Port Phillip Leader January 28, 2017 12:00am
AN EXHIBITION in Albert Park is paying tribute to a Hollywood great.
Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen of Celebrity Activism is a collection of more than 30 items previously owned by the former screen siren, including a crystal jewellery case gifted to Taylor by the late Debbie Reynolds.
Curator Wayne Griffin has been collecting Elizabeth Taylor memorabilia for about 30 years, scouring celebrity auction house catalogues across the world.
Wayne Griffin talks about his Elizabeth Taylor collection
Some of the items in his collection of more than 10,000 were gifted to him by the late starlet herself.
“The most noteworthy items in the exhibition are a pair of sunglasses that Elizabeth Taylor wore to (former husband) Richard Burton’s gravesite in 1984,” Griffin said.
“There is also a bracelet worn during the filming of Raintree County in 1957 and a pair of pink rhinestone earrings gifted to (her) from Richard Burton.”
Wayne Griffin on Studio 10
Several costumes worn by Taylor in the 1987 TV-movie Poker Alice and gowns worn at various awards ceremonies and special events are also on display.
The free exhibition is running at Gasworks Arts Park until February 5.
Details: gasworks.org.au or dearestelizabeth.com