By Bennett Owen
About one minute into this clip the immortal Elizabeth Taylor delivers a supple and scorching line that would make any red-blooded Texas male instantly forget the Alamo. This is what true star power can do with a sprawling story made for the big screen. Giant. It took the work of giants to do justice to 25 years of Texas history and we got them in Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.
Happy Valentines Day and Happy Birthday also to Claire V. Owen. The rest of the world refers to her as Mrs. Owen. We get to call her Mom. In her words, “It’s not every day a gal gets to turn 29.”