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Shrine and Cocktail Honor Elizabeth Taylor at Her Favorite Gay Bar


Elizabeth Taylor was a frequent visitor to West Hollywood gay bar The Abbey in recent years, and the bar has set up a shrine in her name, and is planning a special this weekend, TMZ reports:

"We're told the bar's offering a special drink in Liz's memory this weekend ... and they're donating ALL the proceeds to Elizabeth's AIDS foundation. It's called the 'Blue Velvet Martini' -- which they picked in honor of her role in the 1944 hit 'National Velvet' -- and if you wanna try out their recipe ... it's made with Blue Angel vodka and blueberry schnapps. Sources at the bar tell TMZ, regulars have been adding to the shrine non-stop since Elizabeth passed -- sending flowers and gifts since yesterday morning."

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  1. Usually I am not into these kind of memory windows but in this case I think it is wonderful.

    La Liz was an Icon who stood up and supported gays in a very difficult time when it was unpopular thing to do and she gave her support for the rest of her life. RIP.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Mar 24, 2011 8:13:54 AM

  2. I had a Thanksgiving Dinner in Elizabeth's home several years ago. There was a total of 44 people there, including her family, Michael Jackson and his children, and about 8 other guests. Here family was very gracious in accepting me at their holiday celebration. I have often spoken of that day and it is always fondly remembered! She will be missed!

    Posted by: John | Mar 24, 2011 8:20:15 AM

  3. But there already exists a blue velvet martini. They should have named it the Liz Martini.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Mar 24, 2011 8:58:51 AM

  4. Rest in peace sweet lady.

    Posted by: Dave | Mar 24, 2011 9:08:26 AM

  5. LOL, is the Blue Velvet Martini served with a severed ear in it?

    Wrong movie, gays!

    Posted by: crispy | Mar 24, 2011 11:05:51 AM

  6. Frequent the Abbey for years, but sorry to say I never caught her there. Love her, but I think I'll pass on that drink.

    Posted by: romeo | Mar 24, 2011 12:27:51 PM

  7. The Abbey turned back into a Gay Bar? When did that SBE happen?

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Mar 24, 2011 1:11:26 PM

  8. OMG... They actually put up one of those grotesque horse race wreath things. It's hard to understand how the myth of gay men and taste ever got started.

    Posted by: Bryan | Mar 24, 2011 2:20:26 PM

  9. Should have been violet to match her eyes...

    Posted by: GraphicJack | Mar 24, 2011 3:58:03 PM

  10. La Liz is toasting us from heaven along with Rock, Roddy and Jimmy

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 24, 2011 6:53:29 PM

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