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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.

Her Cardboard Lover, 1942, Is Playing on October 8 (USA)

Her Cardboard Lover, 1942, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, October 8 at 4:30 p.m. est.  What a delight! Robert Taylor is hired by Norma Shearer to be her Cardboard Lover to make her real love, George Sanders … Continue reading

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Party Girl, 1958, Is Playing on TCM on October 5 (USA)

Party Girl, 1958, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, October 5 at 10:15 a.m.  Nicolas Ray uses color in this movie like some directors use dialogue. It is spectacular to look at with reds and blacks predominate all … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, 1950, Is Playing on TCM on October 1(USA)

The epic Quo Vadis, 1951 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, October 1 at 2:30 a.m.  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 historical … Continue reading

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Westward the Women, 1951, Is Playing TCM on Sept. 19 (USA)

Westward the Women (1951) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday, September 19 at 12 noon. John McIntire approaches wagonmaster Robert Taylor with an interesting job and challenge. He wants to bring brides west to the settlement he’s founded … Continue reading

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I Love Melvin, 1953, Is Playing on TCM on Sept. 16 (USA)

I Love Melvin, 1953, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, September 16 at 10:00 p.m. Okay, I Love Melvin isn’t a Robert Taylor movie.  It is a fun movie with a delightful cameo by Mr. Taylor. This film … Continue reading

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