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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.

The Big Push

Probably July 1948. I have posted about this before, but this contemporary account seems worth seeing. This happened at the British Premier of The Other Love with Ms. Stanwyck and David Niven.

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Waterloo Bridge, 1940, Is Playing on TCM on May 1 and May 10 (USA)

Waterloo Bridge, 1940, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, May 1 at 9:15 a.m. est. and on Monday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. This was both Robert Taylor’s and Vivien Leigh’s favorite film.  Waterloo Bridge cost  $1,164,000.00 to … Continue reading

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D-Day the Sixth of June, 1956 ***Spoilers Throughout***

From the magazine, Screen Stories. StarringRobert TaylorDana WynterRichard Todd He’d said it once to tease her : in five years, he’d said, he might even have forgotten the color of her eyes. She’d laughed, he remembered; they’d both laughed. They … Continue reading

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Stand By for Action, 1940, Is Playing on TCM on April 26 (USA)

Stand by for Action (1943) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, April 26 at 4:00 p,m, est. Aside from the obvious encouragement to enlist this film has a good story line and contains truth, compassion and heroism. Stand … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, 1951, Is Playing on TCM on Friday, May 23 (USA)

The epic Quo Vadis, 1951 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, April 23 at 5:15 a.m. est.  If you haven’t seen this, you’ve missed something truly special. The 1st century Roman Empire, the fire of Rome, early Christianity, martyrdom…this … Continue reading

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