Elizabeth Taylor on a trolley, 27 March 1961.
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'Elizabeth Taylor left the London Clinic yesterday for New York - by way of two cars, two wheelchairs, a canvas sling and a plane. It was quite a sight, a fittingly dramatic end to her unhappy stay in Britain. Photographers had been invited and her Rolls was parked outside the clinic for more than an hour. A crowd gathered. By the time Miss Taylor's wheelchair appeared, there were hundreds of people, most of them women, waiting. Miss Taylor looked alarmed, as well she might. Her husband, Mr Eddie Fisher, squeezed her hand and said: "Be brave, darling."'