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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.

Ivanhoe, 1952, Is Playing on TCM on December 4 (USA)

Ivanhoe, 1952 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m. est. Ivanhoe was one of the most successful films of the year and brought in over $10 million at the box office, about $89,823,018.87 in 2015. … Continue reading

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The Bribe, 1949, Is Playing on TCM on December 2 (USA)

The Bribe, 1949, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, December 2 at 12:15 a.m. est.  The Bribe has a minimal story but great actors including Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton and Vincent Price.  The chemistry between Mr. … Continue reading

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Westward the Women, 1951, Is Playing on TCM on November 29 (USA)

Westward the Women (1951) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. This is one of the most unusual Westerns ever! John McIntire approaches wagonmaster Robert Taylor with an interesting job and challenge. He wants … Continue reading

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Knights of the Round Table, 1953 Is Playing on TCM on Novenber 10 (USA)

Knights of the Round Table, 1953 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on November 10 at 5:15 a.m. 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. This is a fine … Continue reading

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Valley of the Kings, 1954, Is Playing on TCM on Friday, November 4 (USA)

Valley of the Kings, 1954, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m.est  This is another of my favorite Taylor pictures–he never looked sexier than he does here.  Mark Brandon, the ruggedly handsome archaeologist played … Continue reading

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