Somebody mutilated Elizabeth Taylor’s trailer on the set of ‘Liz & Dick’ (cough)

Thanks for all of the tips about this story! Does anyone else feel like there have been way too many Cracken stories this week? I’m talking about all over the media, not just on here. What’s going on with her? She was on crack lockdown for a hot minute, but now everything is coming out in some huge cascade of cracktastrophe. It must be hell for Lindsay Lohan to try to contain all of her crack drama. Meaning that she thrives on it, she loves the drama, and unless she’s causing a commotion or being a total cracked-out lunatic, she doesn’t know how to function.

So, let’s get to the story. Apparently, when Lifetime was in production on Liz & Dick with Lindsay Lohan, the production borrowed Elizabeth Taylor’s actual “trailer” – the trailer made for Taylor in 1963 while she worked on Cleopatra. A few months ago, a fan of Elizabeth Taylor bought the trailer for $50,000, but as part of the sale, the fan had to lend it out to the Lifetime production for a week so they could use it for filming. When the trailer was returned, it was a MESS.

Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra “love nest,” where her romance with Richard Burton started, was trashed while it was on loan for filming of Lindsay Lohan’s “Liz & Dick,” the owner of the dressing room trailer said.

Fox Studios spent more than $75,000 in 1963, about a half million in today’s dollars, to create an environment fit for the queen Taylor was playing. She rested away from the set between roman columns with walls and ceilings handpainted in the style of Cleopatra’s era.

Angel Alger, a Taylor fan, bought the pink, lavishly-decorated 38-foot travel trailer for $50,000, her life savings, in June. But she only had two days to enjoy it before it was delivered to Silver Screen Pictures. It was a condition of the sale since the seller had contracted to rent it to the producers for a week of filming.

“I was specifically told that it would come back in pristine condition and in even better condition than it was at that time,” Alger said.

When she saw it again in July, she was devastated to see damage she estimated to be at least $100,000. Photos show cigarette burns on fabric, furniture and even a portrait of Taylor. Dishes, mirror and glass were broken. What’s worse is what’s missing, Alger said. An exquisite antique European rocking chair that Taylor sat in after filming every night was taken.

“I did not get to enjoy using the lavish French phone that she used or even her personal hair brush that probably still had some of her hair in it,” she said.

Who trashed Taylor’s trailer?

“Only a psychotic and rebellious person or people would steal irreplaceable museum belongings and leave it in this vandalized condition,” Alger said.

Alger said she suspects it was Lindsay Lohan, based on a studio employee’s comment to her that the actress and her friends had access to it each night after filming. But she acknowledges she has no evidence to prove it. She collected the cigarette butts left in the trailer, which she said appeared to be special cigarettes. But Lohan’s publicist said there was no way Lohan, who he said worshiped Taylor, would ever destroy anything connected to her.

“This has nothing to do with Lindsay,” Steve Honig said. “You should ask the producers about it.”

Alger said she would like more information from the studio to help solve the mystery.

“Liz & Dick” executive producer Larry Thompson did not return several phone calls from CNN on Wednesday. His assistant said he was busy editing the movie.

An insurance representative from the studio met with Alger to tour the trashed trailer in early August, but she said since then her calls have been unreturned. She is hoping media attention to her story will change that.

“I want these things back because, truly, there is not enough money to replace these one-of-a-kind items,” Alger said. “These have been taken from me and my family who would inherit them. Maybe they are still in the studio somewhere? I was told they would be looking for them.”

She had plans to make money exhibiting the trailer in Los Angeles. With many irreplaceable furnishings missing and others broken or marred, those plans are on hold for now, she said. “Liz & Dick,” set to air on the Lifetime channel on November 3, chronicles the relationship and two marriages of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

[From CNN]

Good God, this poor woman. I can’t even imagine spending that kind of money and then being contractually obligated to lend it out to anything involving Lindsay Lohan. What doesn’t make sense to me is… was it actually insured by this woman? Was it insured by Lifetime and/or the producers of Liz & Dick? Some insurance company somewhere should be taking care of this. As for the obvious suspect: yes, of course Lindsay had a crack-hand in this. Damage to property is no joke – the lady needs to call the cops and make them do a DNA test on the cigarette filters. Something tells me they’ll come back crackie.

Also, is anyone else surprised that we haven’t heard a ton of stories about how Lindsay crack-heisted all of the costume jewelry and clothes from the Liz & Dick set? Because you know she did, and I’m surprised we haven’t heard about it yet.

Photos courtesy of FameFlynet and PCN.

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  1. Obvious says:

    This poor woman. A condition of the sale was that she HAD to lend it out. This is something the production team should pay for. NOT cracken’s hotel bills, but this trailer should be covered. a missing chair? how the hell does that happen people??????

    • Sassy says:

      Wouldn’t it have been wise to take pictures of the condition before the rental period, and also have an inventory list that is signed off by both lessor and lessee? Just like the normal procedure when renting an apartment.

      • gg says:

        Sadly, it happens in the film business. There was nobody policing the trailer and watching to make sure nothing would happen so LL did whatever she wanted to do and nobody stopped her. This happens to houses used for filming a LOT, and it’s up to the loaner to ensure their stuff doesn’t get trashed. Sometimes no insurance is even obtained. People each have a single job and they don’t look out for potential disaster; it ain’t their job.

    • Polk8dot says:

      @Obvious ‘A condition of the sale was that she HAD to lend it out.’

      I smell a rat. The person who owned it before the sale obviously made a deal to rent it out to the TV production. Probably before they knew who the lead was going to be. Then, as soon as they found out it was Cracken-ho, they realized they’d be SCREWED!!!
      So they looked around, and figured ‘hey, we’ll sell this trailer, along with its indenture, to some sappy Liz fan, and have them stuck with whatever happens on set’.
      Genius! What a bunch of a-holes, to do that to somebody. No one will ever convince me that it was not pre-planned that way, that it was just a conicidence. The original owners are assholes, they made money on renting it out to Lifetime before the sale, then stuck the buyer with NO PROFITS from the rental and all the subsequent damage caused by Blo-Ho.
      Urrgghhhh, I hate this scumbag skank.

      I think the owner should definitely go after Blo-Ho, Lifetime, the production team, and the sellers for bad-faith deal.

  2. Little Darling says:

    “Only a psychotic and rebellious person or people would steal irreplaceable museum belongings and leave it in this vandalized condition,” Alger said.

    Yep. About sums it up. This girl is just out of control.

    Added: If she has the cigarettes can’t they get DNA from it? It seems a bit much, but when will this BS stop? I mean, COME ON PEOPLE!

    If she gets hired even one more time I will have no pity for anyone involved. Too documented for these studios to keep on giving her chances, even if she drums up press. Way too many legit actresses out there who deserve to work than this POS.

  3. littlestar says:

    Lindsay Lohan is a LOSER.

  4. Chatcat says:

    What I can’t believe is that anybody in Hollywood would hire her. Other then gossip and fodder, only the malevolent will watch a movie (TV or theatre) so she isn’t going to make money, let alone cover expenses. I still say by the end of the year she is in jail or dead. Her sands of time are almost done passing through the hourglass.

  5. Boo says:

    This story makes me so sad. This woman spent all her money only to have that f–k-up ruin everything for her. This might make me hate her worse than anything else, and believe me, I’ve hated her for a long time–and for a lot of things.

    Hey, she tweeted a picture of HER jewelry (or as Michael K would say, joory) the other night to guffaw over her suspicion in that dude’s crackie heist–didn’t I see somewhere those were jewels from the set of Liz and Dick? That big emerald ring? Is anybody paying attention? Hellllooooo???

  6. Kelly says:

    Honestly, this lady’s just lucky she got the trailer back before the Marmont incident. Otherwise, Lindsay would be squatting in the trailer right now, breaking into her house each night to cat burgle her jewelry.

    Really, though, why did they need the original trailer for filming? It seems like a really small space for a film production. Wouldn’t it have been easier to just build a trailer set?

  7. deborah says:

    was this woman required to convey the trailer with every piece of its contents? if so, then it should have been insured by the production. otherwise, she should have NEVER left those items in there that could be easily damaged or stolen. I feel sorry for this woman! Lindsay Lohan is so vile!

  8. Eleonor says:

    Can she sue Lifetime?? Because the Cracken will never pay, but Lifetime is in part responsible for this mess.

  9. Kiki says:

    Where can we see photos of the trailer?

  10. diana says:

    Team Cracken!!!
    Innocent till proven guilty :)

  11. Mia 4S says:

    Let me save LiLo the time and make her statement for her; it was the black kid…no not that black kid the other black kid…no not that one, the other other black kid!
    (or maybe it was Suge Knight himself!) ;-)

  12. Sunnyinseattle says:

    I feel bad for her, but who spends their LIFE SAVINGS on something that LH can come within a mile of????? Just saying…….

    • Boo says:

      I doubt the sellers said, “Listen lady, buy this trailer, but know full well that the Cracken will have her dirty paws and ass all over this place within a month!”

      • polk8dot says:

        Like I posted above, I think the seller knew full well what they were doing and simply took advantage of a naive lady/lifetime fan on Taylor’s.
        I bet they made a rental deal with Lifetime, then found out that Blohan was going to be involved, and started looking for a looser to dump the potential problem on. So they put it up for sale, telling the poor woman she HAD to rent it to Lifetime (since they already pocketed the money for it).
        I bet she had no clue that Blo-ho would be all over it.
        I definitely blame Lifetime, the production team, and most of all the seller who smelled a rat and passed the stinking pile of dung on to this woman without getting their own hands dirty.
        As to Blo-ho – there really are no words anymore.

    • Riana says:

      I thought the same thing. I pity the woman and I hate this happened to her but she spent her life savings on something she’d have to rent out?

      Forget Cracken, what would have happened of there was some kind of accident? Happens all the time on sets and clearly Lifetime isn’t stepping up for their role in this mess any way.

      Poor lady, I hope she can recoup some way. Paying for a lawyer or investigation may really break her. Also, Lifetime is terrible for their entire hand in this from hiring Lindsey to making this terrible movie.

  13. Oi says:

    I don’t understand how this is happening. Lindsey effin’ Lohan is NO ONE in Hollywood. I could see the child of some old school family getting away with this but her??? No way. She has no money, no nothing to offer anyone. How is this happening? Forget the law enforcement. Public outcry didn’t work either. Someone with enough power needs to make her sweat big time.

    Edit: is the makeup artist in the last picture covering up her track marks or what?

  14. hithere says:

    Are they putting makeup over her scars on the wrist, in the last picture????

  15. Thea says:

    I think she is spiraling and that her sugar Daddy Vikram or whatever has dumped her or tossed her Sam Whatevers way. He hasnt been seen in a while. And I wish someone find out who Sam is as it is killing me?

  16. Mia 4S says:

    So apparently she is now moving back to New York. Dear God hasn’t that city had it’s fill of disaster? On the upside, I don’t think the NYPD and local prosecutors are quite as likely to be pushovers. I can’t recall as many cases of celebrity justice there.

  17. Pup says:

    Wow, you can see the pics of the damage on CCN’s site. It’s really bad.

  18. Mr.Smurf says:

    I guess she really wanted the trailer, I would too, but would take a pass if it had to go anywhere near the Cracken. God, I hope she sues the Cracken, you’d think that with all her veneration of Elizabeth Taylor she’d at least take care of the trailer (steal everything in it, but not completely destroy it). I honestly can’t believe her. This is something that she can’t blame anyone else. There was only HER in the trailer.
    On a separate note, this is for whoever said to watch “Up at the Villa” with Sean Penn and Kristin Scott Thomas, to see how he caught all of those women. I completely understand. My God, he was as charming as the devil in that film. Sincere, charming, humble, honest, good Lord my virginal self wouldn’t stand a chance if I met someone like this. Thankfully where I live, all of the “boys” are morons and are just straight out douche bags. Sad to say, Sean Penn is hot to me. I think it’s his talent. I saw him in a film with Nicole Kidman, where he played a secret service agent. Just what he brought to what should have been a glorified muscle role was amazing. I started to cry when he did. Why does he have to be such an asshole?! Well, I guess it’s a good thing he’s around so I can see it all and know to avoid it.

    • holly hobby says:

      Well here’s another question. They used it for filming. So why wasn’t this locked up or guarded by security after filming? Why did those stupid producers let her squat and break everything in it.

      She should sue the producers, Lifetime etc to get her money back. I doubt she will see those missing items again.

      • Mr.Smurf says:

        Maybe she convinced them that she found Jesus. Lord, what were they thinking? It’s one thing to hire a crackie who will steal your drawers while you’re still wearing them, but another not to take measures against that. With her prior history, they didn’t think she’d do something like that. I would’ve thought that she would’ve just tried to steal everything in it, not destroy everything. Guess she likes the idea of Elizabeth, not doing the hard work to be like her.

    • polk8dot says:

      @ Mr.Smurf
      I posted that comment about ‘Up at the Villa’ a while back, and thought nobody noticed. I’m happy you had a chance to watch it.
      I can’t stand Sean Penn anymore (though I definitely appreciate his involvement in charitable causes, Haiti especially). He just seems to have turned into a fricking sleazeball (maybe that’s just his outward appearance?).
      I could not understand what ScarJo ever saw in him. But then I saw this movie and GOT IT. He made me WEAK IN THE KNEES, which does not happen a lot for me, actually not enough ;)

  19. A-rod says:

    I used to enjoy AM cracktinis and “loved to hate” her, but this is just beyond! OF COURSE she trashed the trailer! She doesn’t give a care about Liz Taylor or about the person left to clean up this mess! It used to be laughable she was such a mess, but now “psychotic and rebellious” is just pathetic. Not even funny anymore. Just tiresome and straight up obnoxious.

    • Izzy says:

      ITA. I can’t even with the Cracktini jokes anymore. Those photos of the trashed trailer are really just upsetting. And I’m not even that emotionally invested in it. But still, that kind of damage. UGH. I just can’t.

      • A-rod says:

        What’s upsetting is just the absolute disregard for another persons property and the disregard for things in general. Maybe LL thought it was “just a set” and didn’t realize they were real authentic objects. Still who trashes anything?! Destroying things just to destroy them is seriously mental. I bet she thought she lost a bag of drugs in there and just ruined everything looking for it.

  20. dorothy says:

    Ahh, count on Lohan to contiunue to put the nails in her coffin. I would be suprised if anyone hires her again.

  21. JD says:

    I do have to say, Lindsey looks pretty in the top picture. (in the red dress)

    • polk8dot says:

      Because it is not really even remotely her anymore. That is a promotional photo, released by Lifetime to drum up publicity.
      It has been PhotoShopped so severely, there is not a shread of true Blo-Ho left in it. It is now only a computerized morph of what Taylor and Blo-Ho combined might have looked like had Blo still resembled a human being, not a cracked-out skank alien.

  22. lucy2 says:

    I feel bad for that woman. If the productions insurance doesn’t restore it to pristine condition, she needs to sue them.

  23. Innocent says:

    There’s no evidence it was Lindsay.

  24. mar says:

    she is so low class and gross.

  25. Boo says:

    Feast your eyes, ladies.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/08/new-photos-lindsay-lohan-as-elizabeth-taylor-as-cleopatra/1#.UD-mnO2CXww

    How embarrassing. Photoshop is great for still photography (notice what they did to her jawline in the second picture), but what about when the film actually moves?

  26. Sarah says:

    Umm, I wonder who is out of control enough to trash a priceless piece of film history…. it’s a mystery!

  27. Kosmos says:

    It’s very sad to see this girl damage herself so much. She’s made herself a gaudy laughing stock, and she looks terrible and puffy. There are constant stories about her in the news, all negative and self-destructive or narcissistic. It’s amazing what she does get away with. If anyone else did these things, they’d be locked up, so who’s protecting her and covering up for her? If this movie comes out, I probably won’t see it. I don’t even see the likeness between Lohan and Taylor anyway. I also won’t support this girl by paying for her film.

  28. iseepinkelefants says:

    How many times have you heard stories about studios renting homes/cars and f-cking them up? Yea every time. Lesson that should have been learned: NEVER lend anything to a studio. They don’t pay you enough in rent to make up for what they do to your property.

  29. jupiter76 says:

    god, this chick just gets away with everything. she makes me sick.