Robert Taylor Trivia: Stanwyck & Taylor Christmas Cards

These cards were for sale recently on eBay.  The seller dates them from the 1960s but I think 1951-53 is much more likely at least for the Taylor card because those are the years Mr. Taylor was divorced.  He married Ursula Thiess in 1954 and any card for that year would have been sent by them as a couple.

Seller’s Text: A unique one of a kind collectible are two Christmas cards given out by Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor.  Found in the estate of their publicist Larry Kleeno.  Stanwyck with a fun portrait of Santa Claus and Taylor with a group of flying ducks [they’re geese].  Both cards have their names printed inside.  These cards were sent out after their divorce and I would date them from the 1960s.  Barbara Stanwyck’s card is in mint condition.  Robert Taylor’s card has some minor wear.

Robert Taylor’s card:

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Barbara Stanwyck’s card;



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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