HOLLYWOOD - The producer of the 1963 motion picture Cleopatra gave Elizabeth Taylor the pair of gold earrings and the pair of gold lamé sandals which the star wore during the filming of the epic motion picture.
According to Tittle Tattle Tonight, the gold earrings were given to Debbie Reynolds by Elizabeth Taylor on Valentine's Day back in 1969, out of a feeling of guilt at the fact that Taylor had stolen Reynolds' husband Eddie Fisher ten years earlier in 1959.
Reynolds would later sell the earrings to Elton John in January of 1977, for $3.1 million. Elton wore the earrings at his 30th birthday party on March 25, 1977.
Engelbert Humperdinck who was at the party said that Elton looked absolutely stunning and he added that if he (EH) was not straight he would have kissed John on the mouth and asked him for his phone number.
After the party Elton put the gold earrings away in a safe and has not worn them since. He said that Boy George had once offered to buy the earrings for $3.2 million, but of course that was before the "Boy" spent all of his money on bourbon, beer, and blokes.
About a month ago, at the suggestion of her hair stylist FuFi Fondue, Ms. Taylor decided to place her gold lamé Cleopatra sandals on eBay. And today they were purchased by a Mrs. Picosita Cabeza de Toro, 66, of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for $7.2 million.
Mrs. Cabeza de Toro, whose family owns 80 percent of all of the piñata factories in Mexico, told Papaya Ruckusgarden of 3T that she was going to place the gold lamé sandals in the famous Cabo San Lucas Museum of Footwear located in downtown Cabo next to The Olé Olé Olé Tamale Diner.
Elizabeth Taylor has left the bulk of her estate to her four children and to Wang Wing Duk, who was her devoted Chinese gardener for 40 years.