The Abbey

When the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor passed away on March 23, 2011, people from all around the world mourned her loss. A group of her fans gathered at The Abbey in West Hollywood to memorialize the academy award-winning actress and philanthropist. 


Taylor loved The Abbey. She would come at least once a week, towards the later stages of her life, to enjoy the vibrant energy and fruity martinis. As she daintily sipped a 10 oz. martini or two, most of her aches and pains would melt away.


I’ve been told that The Abbey was her last public appearance before she died.

A few years back, she said to David Cooley, the owner of The Abbey, known as one of the most famous gay bars in the world, “Since I am such a regular, if I bring in a portrait of myself, would you hang it up on the wall?” Coolie smiled from ear-to-ear and said, “It would be my pleasure.”

Continue reading my review courtesy of the Beverly Press (dated August 11, 2011) via The Abbey.

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