Interest in Elizabeth Taylor memorabilia skyrockets

Another hat as Elizabeth Taylor leaves the set of "Cleopatra" at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, on April 10, 1962. <br><a href=""><br><b>PICTURES: Elizabeth Taylor: 1932-2011</b> </a><br><a href=""><b>PICTURES: Elizabeth Taylor's many marriages</b></a><br> <a href=""><b>PICTURES: Her famous costars</b></a> Mario Torrisi/AP Photo

Elizabeth Taylor leaves the set of "Cleopatra" at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, on April 10, 1962.
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(CBS) - Elizabeth Taylor-related products have become hot commodities since the screen legend's passing on Wednesday.

Seven of her movies, including "Cleopatra," "Suddenly, Last Summer" and "National Velvet,"  were among the  top 100 bestsellers on over the last two days.

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Also, the number of items sold on eBay with the words "Elizabeth Taylor" in the title shot up by 1600 percent Thursday, compared to last week, and the number of live listings with the words "Elizabeth Taylor" in the title increased by 24 percent Thursday since last week, CBS News National Correspondent Ben Tracy reports.

On May 12, an Andy Warholportrait of Taylor is going up for auction in New York. The 1963 silkscreen is expected to fetch as much as $30 million.

"There is a lot of nostalgia generated by this," says People Magazine Executive Editor JD Heyman . "A lot of interest in ... her romances, her jewels and certainly, the movies she made."

Taylor died on Wednesday of congestive heart failure at 79.  She was laid to rest Thursday at a small private service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif. A memorial service is planned for a later date.


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