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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.

Valley of the Kings, 1954 Is Playing on TCM on March 21 (USA)

Valley of the Kings, 1954, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, March 21 at 4 a.m. (actually March 22).  Closed captioned.  This is another of my favorite Taylor pictures–he never looked sexier than he does here.  Mark Brandon, … Continue reading

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Lucky Night, 1939, Is Playing on TCM on March 13 (USA)

Lucky Night, 1939, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, March 13 at 3:15 p.m. Closed Captioned. This is not one of my favorite Taylor films.  He didn’t have much chemistry with Myrna Loy.  The first part is very … Continue reading

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Robeert Taylor Trivia: a Few Items

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Here are a few fun items I came across recently: Text:  Edwin Styles and Coral Browne are playing the leads in the Somerset Maugham play Lady Frederick at the Savoy theatre in London now.  It is expected that the play … Continue reading

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Johnny Eager, 1942, Is Playing on TCM on February 27 (USA)

Johnny Eager, 1942, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 a.m. est. Closed captioned.  This is one of Mr. Taylor’s best. Don’t miss it. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, … Continue reading

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3 Robert Taylor Films Are Available on TCM on Demand until 3/1

Three Robert Taylor films were shown on TCM on February 23 and I completely missed posting them.  Mea culpa.  However, you can see all three on Turner Classic Movies on demand through March 1.  They were: Ivanhoe was one of … Continue reading

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The Next Mrs. Taylor?

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This article is from a movie magazine from the early 1950s. I think it’s mostly a lot of baloney but it’s a fun read.  It has the following subtitle: “The smart money has been on Barbara Stanwyck in the Taylor … Continue reading

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Three Robert Taylor Movies Are Playing on TCM on February 6 (USA)

There are 3 very worthwhile Robert Taylor films playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, February 6.  They are: Above and Beyond, 1952, 11:00 a.m. est. Closed captioned; All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1953 at 1:15 p.m. est.; Three Comrades, … Continue reading

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