Monthly Archives: January 2014

Robert Taylor Helps the Needy

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This is a consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Robert Taylor’s signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans.  The form is signed twice by Taylor, once as an … Continue reading

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Anything Can Happen in Hollywood by Robert Taylor

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It’s impossible to know whether Robert Taylor wrote this article himself or not but the tone of voice seems right for him.  It contains one of the acting principles he lived by: “Good acting depends on lack of gestures and … Continue reading

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A Letter from Robert Taylor

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This is a letter written by Robert Taylor in February 1969.  It is part of a correspondence with Gabrielle Skinner, a fan who became a friend, and her husband Ken.  The correspondence went on for at least 17 years. It … Continue reading

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“Small Town Girl” (1936) Is Playing on TCM on January 27 (USA).

“Small Town Girl”  (1936) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Mon, January 27, 2014 10:30 PM est.  Closed captioned. For most of her career Janet Gaynor did nothing but play small town girls, the best known being Esther Blodgett. … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor in “Billy the Kid,” 1941

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Billy the Kid (1941) is an early example of the use of Technicolor. The film is visually outstanding. Cinematographers William V. Skall and Leonard Smith received an Oscar nomination for their work on the film and should have won. From … Continue reading

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