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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.

Knights of the Round Table and Ivanhoe are Playing on February 23 (USA)

Knights of the Round Table, 1953, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, February 23 at 3:45 p.m. est. Closed captioned. The film was highly successful costing $2,616,000.00 and making a profit of $1,641,000.00 or $14,536,985.95 in today’s money. … Continue reading

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Lady of the Tropics, 1939, Is Playing on February 21 (USA)

Lady of the Tropics (1939) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 a.m. est. Not closed captioned. For those who don’t realize it the Lady of the Tropics we’re referring to is Hedy Lamarr who … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, 1951, Is Playing on TCM on February 18 (USA)

The epic Quo Vadis, 1951 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday February 18 at 7:30 a.m. est.  Not closed captioned.  If you haven’t seen this, you’ve missed something truly special. The 1st century Roman Empire, the fire of Rome, … Continue reading

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An American Abroad: 4th Installment of Bob Taylor’s Report from Rome

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This article is from Screen Guide magazine, 1950. This latest of Bob Taylor’s reports to Screen Guide readers brings us the exciting news that Metro is now filming some of the most important  scenes of Quo Vadis.  So Bob Taylor … Continue reading

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Dino Droppings: Poems by Terry Taylor

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Terry Taylor, son of Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess, has recently published a book of poetry.  The full title is Dino Droppings: A Collection of Poems by Terry Taylor. The book is brought to life (illustrated) with quirky line drawings … Continue reading

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Waterloo Bridge, 1940, Is Pllaying on TCM on February 14 (USA)

A love story for Valentine’s day–Waterloo Bridge, 1940, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on February 14 at 10:00 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 … Continue reading

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Neither Rod nor Reel nor Retakes Will Keep Them Apart

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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 … Continue reading

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