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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.

High Wall, 1947, Is Playing on Friday, May 20 On TCM (USA)

High Wall, 1947, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, at 1.15 p.m. est. I highly recommend this film.  Robert Taylor is playing totally against type as an injured war veteran who has a haematoma on his brain that … Continue reading

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Lucky Night, 1939, Is Playing on TCM on May 18 (USA)

Lucky Night, 1939, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:45 a.m. est. This is not one of my favorite Taylor films.  He didn’t have much chemistry with Myrna Loy.  The first part is very entertaining … Continue reading

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Knights of the Round Tale, 1953 Is Playing on TCM on May 10 (USA)

Knights of the Round Table, 1953, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. est. 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 … Continue reading

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The Gorgeous Hussy, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on April 29 (USA)

The Gorgeous Hussy, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, April 28 at 6:00 a.m. est. It’s a story about Washington D.C. It’s about dirty tricks, sleazy operatives, scurrilous personal attacks and lies. The 2020 election?  No, The … Continue reading

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Johnny Eager, 1942, Is Playing on TCM on March 12 (USA)

Johnny Eager, 1942, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 a.m. est. This is one of Mr. Taylor’s best. Don’t miss it. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin, … Continue reading

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