Robert Taylor in Paris, 1949

While in England to appear in M-G-M’s Conspirator, Robert Taylor pays a weekend visit to Paris, France, with his old flying pal, Ralph Couser, who accompanied him on the trip abroad.

Left to right: Robert Taylor pauses to admire the work of one of the sidewalk artists who dot the streets in the Left bank area; he seems to like the picture; I wonder if he bought it?

Left to right: signing an autograph for a fan outside of Notre Dame**; looking up at Notre Dame from a nearby bridge; Notre Dame from the side; a distant view showing the bridge at the left of the photo;

Left to right: Sacred Heart; Mr. Taylor and Mr. Couser on the steps.

Left to right: at a brasserie* ;outside of what looks like a restaurant; at a newsstand.

Left to right: at the Arc de Triomphe.


paris_brasserielipp_001p* A brasserie is a type of restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals.. A brasserie can be expected to have professional service, printed menus, white linen. Typically, a brasserie is open every day of the week and serves the same menu all day. (Wikipedia)


notre-dame_cathedral_paris**Notre-Dame de Paris, finished 1345, is French for “Our Lady of Paris”), an historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. (Wikipedia)

800px-Sacre_Coeur,_Paris,_France***The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1871 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ. (Wikipedia)

arc-de-triomphe_11****The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile  (Arch of Triumph of the Star) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l’Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.  The Arc de Triomphe (in English: “Triumphal Arch”) honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. (Wikipedia)

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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2 Responses to Robert Taylor in Paris, 1949

  1. Hello,Judith! All very interesting- especially photo,where Robert Taylor is looking paintings. This speaks of his creative soul. Mr. Taylor was very fond of Paris. When asked joumalists:”Name 10 things that made Your heart beat Robert stronger”- he said one of the reasons:”Paris – in the rain.For a reason no one has a right to know.”In Paris Robert Taylor had a romantic relationship with prima-balerine of “The Grand Opera” Lyudmila Cerinoi, and so he later flew to Paris. Is his true?With respekt. Lina.


  2. giraffe44 says:

    HI, Lina. The ballerina’s name was Ludmilla Tcherina. She danced with a number of companies, including the Bolshoi. They were involved with each other for a while.


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