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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.

Camille, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on August 16 (USA)

Camille, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on Wednesday, August 16 at 12:30 p.m. est. This is the love story of all love stories and shouldn’t be missed. This film further proves that the assembly-line system of Hollywood studios back then … Continue reading

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Apology

To the followers of this blog, please accept my apology for not keeping up to date with Robert Taylor movies on TCM. Unfortunately, visiting friends in Maine, I fell and fractured my hip. I was in the hospital for five … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor on Garbo

The following is from the book Garbo by Robert Gottlieb. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021, pp. 385-386 and 419. There’s something about Garbo’s silences and her concentration that gets you, way down inside. The woman is one of … Continue reading

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Small Town Girl, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on June 6 (USA)

Small Town Girl, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, June 6 at 12 noon For most of her career Janet Gaynor did nothing but play small town girls, the best known being Esther Blodgett. But I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Broadway Melody of 1938, 1937, Is Playing on TCM on June 3 (USA)

Broadway Melody of 1938, 1937, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, June3 at 3 p.m. est   The film cost $1,588,000 and made a profit of $271,000 or $4,609,188.57 in today’s money.  Broadway Melody of 1938 is one of those … Continue reading

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