Personal Property, 1937, Is Playing on TCM on October 8 (USA)

Personal Property Is Playing on TCM on October 8 (USA)

Personal Property, 1937, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, October 8 at 4:45 p.m. est.  Closed captioned.

Robert Taylor, Jean Harlow and Reginald Owen

I’m a sucker for this movie. I’ve watched it many times and never fail to enjoy the excellent visuals, the superior acting and just the general silliness of it all. Robert Taylor is wearing much too much makeup but looks great anyway, especially in the bathtub scene!  Harlow’s cough is real and is a sad reminder of her fatal disease. The hat “business” with the bailiff is truly charming as is Raymond’s reaction to the news that the bailiff is expecting a baby that night. The centerpiece is, of course, the dinner party. The superb timing by all the actors pulls off a series of sight gags (pepper in the cocktail, the over-filled wine glass, the missing dinner, the dressing). I especially like the interaction between Raymond and his mother. It seems so natural. Highly recommended.  Review I wrote for

Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor

Some behind the scenes photos: I’m sorry these photos are missing but Word Press has screwed everything up and I can’t put them in. Judith

Left to right: Ms. Harlow photographs Mr. Taylor; Mr. Taylor, Mara Shelton, script girl; Ms. Harlow, script girl; Mr. Taylor.  (The original caption says script girl.  I don’t know her name.)

Left to right: Henrietta Crossman, Mr. Taylor, director W.S. Van Dyke; Barnett Parker, Mr. Taylor, Ms. Crossman, E.E. Clive, Ms. Harlow, Reginald Owen, Ms. Shelton; Mr. Taylor, Ms. Shelton, Mr. Van Dyke, Ms. Harlow.

Left to right: Mr. Clive and Mr. Taylor; Mr. Taylor and Mr. Van Dyke; unknown, Mr. Taylor, photographer.

Left to right: Ms. Crossman, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Harlow; Ms. Harlow; Ms. Harlow, Una O’Connor, Forrester Harvey, Mr. Taylor.

Left to right: Mr. Van Dyke; Ms. Harlow; Mr. Taylor;  Mr. Van Dyke; Mr. Taylor; Mr. Van Dyke, Ms. Harlow, Mr. Taylor.

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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11 Responses to Personal Property, 1937, Is Playing on TCM on October 8 (USA)

  1. Jen says:

    I love this movie, also! Watched it many times, too:) Hope you are healing well, Judith!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. giraffe44 says:

    Thanks. Jen. I’m starting PT on Tuesday and the doctor says I should be walking normally in 6 weeks. Personal Property is one of my favorites. Judith

    Liked by 1 person

  3. June Alexander says:

    Hi Judith, so sorry to hear your have still not recovered from your fall. I do not frequent FaceBook regularly and although I sent you an email have not been aware you have still not recovered. Hope your PT improves things for you soon. Am in severe lockdown here which has given me a guilt free opportunity to watch my DVD collection. Take care, with hope we will all see better days soon

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  4. Andrew Dock says:

    I had to download WordPress as your emails had not being seen on my Gmail account. But at least l see you now.


  5. Jen says:

    I’m thinking of watching a Robert Taylor movie tonight. In these precarious times, we all need something fun. And no one was better! Hopefully, Judith will let us know how she is doing.


  6. giraffe44 says:

    Hi, Jen. I’m better–can walk with a walker. WordPress, which hosts my blog has switched to a new system I don’t understand at all. if I want to go back to the old system they will charge me $288 a year. Every year. Arrrrgh! Judith


    • Jen says:

      That is terrible for the pricing! I suspect the prices of many things will go up. Glad you are on the mend. Keep us posted. Take care, Judith.


  7. giraffe44 says:

    Thanks for your kind words. Fred (the other half) thinks he can show me how to use the new default editor, which would solve the problem. All the best. Judith


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