The following is from Motion Picture magazine, February 1937.
A reporter on a Hollywood paper got the thrill of his life, just the other day. He’s got a gal friend who works in movies and lives at the Girls’ Studio Club, where a score or more of the screen’s most beautiful young actresses live. The reporter’s phone rang, and his gal friend’s voice, all excited, screamed, “Come over quick–Robert Taylor is loose on the second floor of the club, and he’s chasing all the girls into their rooms…..
The reporter, envisioning he sweetest story he’d ever covered, waited not. He dashed furiously to the club. And there, he discovered, Robert Taylor actually was loose and chasing the girls. BUT–Robert Taylor turned out to be just a little long-haired dog, who wandered into the club several days before, and was adopted by the girls and christened “Robert Taylor.”
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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cute and funny about the dog and Robert Taylor.
Thanks. I couldn’t resist it.