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From actor Richard Burton’s diary entries recording a trip with his wife Elizabeth Taylor to visit Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in preparation for The Battle of Sutjeska, a 1973 film about World War II in which Burton plays Tito. The Richard Burton Diaries, edited by Chris Williams, will be published next month by Yale University Press. july 21, 1971 Spent most of yesterday with Yugoslavians about the Tito film. Lots of fascinating talk about Communism and Russia, but mostly about Tito. We go, at Tito’s invitation, to see him on the twenty-eighth instant. Should be very interesting to say …

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