Throughout the relationship, and for two decades before and the decade after, Burton—celluloid icon of films including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cleopatra, and The Taming of the Shrew—kept diligent diaries. They are reproduced in their near entirety for the first time in a new collection, The Richard Burton Diaries. At more than 700 pages and spanning the years 1939 to 1983, the musings include not just innocuous details of an actor’s daily regimen (though there are a fair share of Facebook statuslike entries recalling what he had for lunch), but vivid anecdotes of life as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars and intimate details of its most intriguing marriage. Sex, booze, and gossip: here are the 13 juiciest bits.
Full piece at The Daily Beast