Been wondering what goes with Lt. Robert Taylor since he swapped his civvies for a naval uniform? Well, here he is, snapped eclusively for Movie Life when he turned up in New York recently do do a pitch for the new Navy film, The Fighting Lady, on which he did the narration. handsome as ever with his GI hair-cut and his newly acquired two full stripes, Bob caused a sensation at NBC when he arrived for rehearsal of the Hildegarde show, on which he made a guest appearance. First, he runs through his lines with Hildegarde, then perches on the edge of the orchestra stand for quick once-over of the script with Clifton Webb (of Laura).
Robert Taylor rehearsing with Hildegarde.
Robert Taylor and Clifton Webb.
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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My God! That is one HANDSOME man! 🙂
Yes, he was and for such a long time! Judith