This is from a movie magazine from the 1950s. I don’t know any more than that. Enjoy! The photos are not from the original article. They are from a 1961 LIFE Magazine article. Mr. Taylor is teaching his son Terry to fish.
You read an item like “Newlyweds Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess are off to Wyoming for some huntin’ and fishin’ and the item doesn’t even mention Barbara Stanwyck, but there it is, in front of you. A few of the reasons why the Stanwyck-Taylor entente died of attrition. Barbara couldn’t stand huntin’ and fishin,’ and Barbara was afraid of airplanes and the more Bob took to the outdoor life, the more Barbara turned to her work, so that, finally, there was only the husk of what had once been a marriage.
These days, Bob seems reborn. He wants a big family, and talks of having fourteen children. He and Ursula have been supervising the building of a huge Pacific Palisades place which was referred to in one paper as a “Riviera Estate Home.” It’s going to have a kidney-shaped pool, a nursery and the roof was finally fastened down on Labor Day weekend.
Still, the Taylors aren’t going to have any time to settle and leisurely enjoy their new abode, because Bob’s set to go to England for Quentin Durward and Ursula intends to be right at his side. She’ll also make a trip to Hamburg, where her mother has been living with her – Ursula’s – little boy. Ursula’s little girl is already in this country (her name’s Manuela and she’s mad about her new father) but the Taylors hope that this trip they’ll be allowed to bring the boy back too. It’s up the authorities but the Taylors feel confident.
Getting back to the shack that Bob’s designed for his wife, it cost some $160,000 cash money, with the land alone accounting for $25,000. It’s oceanfront and beautiful. Bob also bought the little woman an Olds 88 (that’s a car) and a diamond ring that Dottie Kilgallen said was appraised at $15,000. Current rumor is that they’re even now expecting a baby to fill the new nursery. If it’s true, it’s the nicest thing that could happen to the Taylors.
Beautiful pictures of this family!
Hi, Fulvia. i think they were very happy. Judith
Yes, the pictures talk well!