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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.

Escape, 1940, Is Playing on TCM on January 22 (USA)

Escape, 1940, is playing on Wednesday, January 22 at 2:15 p.m. on Turner Classic Movies.  Not closed captioned. This relatively unknown star vehicle is unusual for a number of different reasons. Although top billed, MGM Studio Queen, Norma Shearer’s role … Continue reading

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Free 2020 Robert Taylor Calendar, “Portraits” Is Ready

The 2020 Robert Taylor Calendar is called “Portraits.”  The portraits range from the 1930s to the early 1960s.  They are downloadable for printing.  Access it from the home page in the black line at the top.  Comment here if you … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Movies on TCM (USA) in 2020

The first three months of 2020 look good for Robert Taylor films on Turner Classic Movies (USA), especially February. All information is from the TCM online monthly schedule.  So stay out of the cold and enjoy! January on TCM will … Continue reading

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Waterloo Bridge, 1940, Is Playing on TCM on December 29 (USA)

Waterloo Bridge, 1940, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday, December 29 at 8:00 a.m. est. Closed captioned. This was both Robert Taylor’s and Vivien Leigh’s favorite film.  Waterloo Bridge cost  $1,164,000.00 to make and made a profit of  … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of Party Girl, 1958

The information and quotations below come from Bernard Eisenschitz, Nicholas Ray: An American Journey, University of Minnesota Press, 1990. In 1958 Nicholas Ray signed a contract with Euterpe, a Joe Pasternak company attached to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, to make Party Girl.  The … Continue reading

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Johnny Eager, 1942, Is Playing on TCM on November 9 and 10 (USA)

Johnny Eager, 1942, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday November 9 at midnight and on Sunday, November 10 at 10 a.m. November 9 is not closed captioned. November 10  captioned.  This is one of Mr. Taylor’s best. Don’t … Continue reading

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Small Town Girl, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on October 21 (USA)

Small Town Girl, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, October 21 at 8:45 a.m. Closed captioned. For most of her career Janet Gaynor did nothing but play small town girls, the best known being Esther Blodgett. But … Continue reading

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