This is the standard letter sent out to fans who request a picture.
It is addressed to:
711 Jackson Street
Oregon City, Ore
The text reads:
Thank you for the kind interest you’ve shown through your letter. It was a pleasure to hear from you.
Although I play a bad character in “Johnny Eager”, the film in which I am now working, I neverthelesss hope you enjoy it.
It’s interesting that whoever wrote the letter throught that the fan might not like Mr. Taylor as a “bad” character.
What I find odd is the picture. I thought it was from the fifties and it certainly doesn’t look like Mr. Taylor in 1941. If anyone has any ideas about this, please let me know.
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.
It certainly looks like a 1950s picture & if taken while he was working on “Johnny Eager,” he would have a mustache.
Good point. It’s quite a puzzle. Judith