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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.

Waterloo Bridge, 1940, Is Playing on TCM on April 29 (USA)

Waterloo Bridge, 1940, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on April 29 at 10:30 a.m. est.  Closed Captioned. This was both Robert Taylor’s and Vivien Leigh’s favorite film.  Waterloo Bridge cost  $1,164,000.00 to make and made a profit of  $491,000.00. … Continue reading

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Bob Taylor Earns His Navy Wings

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This article is from a movie magazine from sometime in the forties. The following article is reprinted from the Bayou Tale Spinner, New Orleans, Louisiana, where Robert Taylor has been a student.  We were very interested to learn what the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Robert Taylor Films on TCM (USA)

Just to let people know what will be happening: May-only one film, Flight Command on May 26 June – a bonanza! On June 5th TCM is showing 9 Taylor films, running from 6 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., including the rarely … Continue reading

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Valley of the Kings, 1954, Is Playing on TCM on April 17 (USA)

Valley of the Kings, 1954, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. est. Closed captioned.  Mark Brandon, the ruggedly handsome archaeologist played by Robert Taylor is thought to be the inspiration for Indiana Jones. … Continue reading

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Ride Vaquero, 1953, Is Playing on TCM on April 13 (USA)

Ride, Vaquero! (1953) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday April 13 at 12 noon est.  Closed captioned. By keeping quiet, speaking only when necessary Robert Taylor as Rio gives one of his best performances. All through the film … Continue reading

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Camille, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on April 3 and April 30 (USA)

Camille, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, April 3 at 11:30 p.m. est.  Closed captioned.  It is also playing on Tuesday, April 30 at 12:15 p.m. Closed Captioned.  This is the love story of all love stories … Continue reading

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All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1953, Is Playing on TCM on April 3 (USA)

All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1953, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. est.  Closed captioned.    This film was very successful, bringing in $4,628,000.00 or $41,258,706.67 in today’s money. This film has quite … Continue reading

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