Robert Taylor Can’t Remember

A letter from Robert Taylor has recently appeared on eBay.  As usual, he hasn’t included the year but has noted the month and day.


Mr. Taylor looking like he can’t remember (from Lucky Night).

February 4

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Essig—-

When I got back from Webster City last September I had every intention of sending you a picture!

Maybe I did send you one!  For the life of me I can’t seem to remember.

In any case, if I did send you one previously you can tear this one into small pieces.  And my thanx to you for the very pleasant stay I had with you at the Shady Oaks Motel.

See ya again soon I hope.

There is no signature.  This is the actual letter.


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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