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Liz Taylor jewels taking world tour before NY sale

June 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Elizabeth Taylor's prized collection of jewelry, art and other memorabilia will go on a three-month world tour before hitting the auction block later this year.

The items will be on exhibit in Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, Dubai, London, Geneva and Hong Kong before arriving in New York in December for the Christie's auction.

Taylor, who was infamously married eight times to seven husbands and remembered for her roles in "Cleopatra" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was also known for her passion for opulent diamonds. She died in March at age 79.

Some of the proceeds from the exhibitions will be donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

The screen icon's impressionist and modern art collection will be sold February at Christie's in London and will include a group of works she inherited from her father, art dealer Francis Taylor, Christie's said.

The auction house said details of the sales, exhibitions and tour dates would be announced in the fall.

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