Elizabeth Taylor Invented ‘Goop’ Before Gwyneth Did

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The New York Times points us to an important section of the The Richard Burton Diaries: "[Burton and Elizabeth Taylor] were at the height of their fame, and they seemed to speak a private language. Together they called Campari mixed with vodka and soda water, one of their favorite cocktails, a 'Goop.'" GOOP, of course, is also the strange name of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle newsletter. Cloud Atlas was right — everything is connected.