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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.

Above and Beyond, 1952 Is Showing on TCM on December 3 (USA)

Above and Beyond, 1952 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 a.m.  This is one of several roles for which Robert Taylor should have won an Oscar.  He was outstanding. Considering that  Above and Beyond … Continue reading

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Flight Command, 1940, Is Playing Twice on TCM in December (USA)

December is a relatively rich month for Robert Taylor movies. I would be more specific but TCM has changed its monthly schedule so you can only look at the current month. You can, however, go a little ahead on the … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Hollywood Cowboys and Indians by Alan J. Bartels For the full article go to Nebraska Life, July/August 2020 The road to superstardom began in southeast Nebraska for actor Robert Taylor. The native of Filley appeared in more than 80 … Continue reading

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A Yank at Oxford, 1938, Is Playing on TCM on November 24 (USA)

A Yank at Oxford, 1938, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. If they were only going to show one Taylor film in November, this is a good choice. Mr. Taylor is excellent as … Continue reading

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Personal Property, 1937, Is Playing on TCM on October 8 (USA)

Personal Property Is Playing on TCM on October 8 (USA) Personal Property, 1937, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, October 8 at 4:45 p.m. est.  Closed captioned. I’m a sucker for this movie. I’ve watched it many times … Continue reading

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