Elizabeth Taylor

Monday, May 08, 2006


In a 'Talk of the Town' piece, Lauren Collins talks about the Heimlich maneuver and Choking Man, a new film opening at the TriBeCa Film Festival. In the movie, Mandy Patinkin's character "says to the shaken customer, who has just vomited, in a cinematic slow-mo arc, all over his shirt, 'You know, Elizabeth Taylor was Heimliched. You're in good company. ' Elizabeth Taylor, it turns out, actually belongs in both categories. Twenty-two years before choking on a chicken bone, she saved Montgomery Clift from swallowing his own teeth."
-- The New Yorker May 8, 2006


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