Actress Elizabeth Taylor arrives in the Pines on the Yacht “Chiquita” of then boyfriend Victor Luna.
During the Broadway run of the play “Private Lives” starring Elizabeth Taylor and ex husband Richard Burton she calls in sick. While angry ticket holders called the theater for refunds over the July 4 holiday, Liz “recuperated” on the yacht Chiquitita with her man of the season, millionaire Mexican lawyer Victor Luna, 55. One afternoon the couple docked at a heavily gay part of Fire Island and went bar-hopping with four friends. At the Cultured Elephant restaurant and bar, Liz sipped two strawberry daiquiris and then moved on to the nearby Blue Whale, where she had two more drinks. Later Liz and Luna dined à deux on five-pound lobsters and bowls of linguine that the Blue Whale delivered to their yacht on a silver platter. Observed John Whyte, owner of both bars, where Liz drew a mob of curious onlookers, “You wouldn’t think she’d been sick.”
She goes to the Cultured Elephant for drinks. She turns to thank Thom Finn the manager, and this picture is taken.
Her jewlery sale at Christies broke the record for sale of single owner collection for 116 million. A proceed of that went to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Being one of the first in Hollywood to pledge her support, she became a strong advocate in the battle against AIDS. Even in her death her support lives on.