Robert Taylor and the Ladies

Robert Taylor was a serious and dedicated actor who made many fine movies.  He is, though, best known for being, as Ava Gardner put it, “the beautiful lover.” (Ava Gardner, “Ava, My Story,” 1990).

In the post below, I have assembled more than 50 photos of Mr. Taylor and various actresses.  Their identities are as follows (unless WordPress decides to rearrange things):

Row one: Joan Fontaine, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn, Dorothy Malone
Row two: Janet Gaynor, Janet Leigh, Virginia Bruce, Eleanor Parker, Ann Blythe
Row three: Arlene Dahl, Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Wynter, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer
Row four: Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Joan Caulfield, Myrna Loy
Row five: Irene Dunne, Eleanor Parker, Betty Lynn, Jean Parker, Jean Harlow
Row six: Elisabeth Mueller, Greer Garson, Ava Gardner, Cyd Charisse, Ursula Thiess
Row seven: Kay Kendall, Eleanor Powell, Maureen O’Sullivan, Florence Rice
Row eight: Eleanor Parker, June Knight, Deborah Kerr, Nicole Mauren
Row nine: Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, Maureen O’Sullivan, Lana Turner
Row ten: Debra Paget, Margaret Sullavan, Audrey Totter, Laura Raymond
Row eleven: Barbaa Stanwyck, Susan Peters, Hedy Lamarr, Loretta Young
Row twelve: Barbara Stanwyck

About giraffe44

I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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