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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.

Johnny Eager, 1942, Is Playing on TCM on February 27 (USA)

Johnny Eager, 1942, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 a.m. est. Closed captioned.  This is one of Mr. Taylor’s best. Don’t miss it. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, … Continue reading

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3 Robert Taylor Films Are Available on TCM on Demand until 3/1

Three Robert Taylor films were shown on TCM on February 23 and I completely missed posting them.  Mea culpa.  However, you can see all three on Turner Classic Movies on demand through March 1.  They were: Ivanhoe was one of … Continue reading

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The Next Mrs. Taylor?

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This article is from a movie magazine from the early 1950s. I think it’s mostly a lot of baloney but it’s a fun read.  It has the following subtitle: “The smart money has been on Barbara Stanwyck in the Taylor … Continue reading

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Three Robert Taylor Movies Are Playing on TCM on February 6 (USA)

There are 3 very worthwhile Robert Taylor films playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, February 6.  They are: Above and Beyond, 1952, 11:00 a.m. est. Closed captioned; All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1953 at 1:15 p.m. est.; Three Comrades, … Continue reading

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Camille, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on February 4 (USA)

Camille, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, February 4 at 1:45 p.m. est.  Closed Captioned. This is the love story of all love stories and shouldn’t be missed. This film further proves that the assembly-line system of Hollywood … Continue reading

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Broadway Melody of 1936, 1935 Is Playing on TCM on Monday, February 3 (USA)

Broadway Melody of 1936, made in 1935, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday February 3 at 8:30 a.m.  est. Closed captioned. Broadway Melody of 1936 is a confection of a movie, meant to sweeten the lives of Depression … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, 1951, Is Playing on TCM on February 1 (USA)

The epic Quo Vadis, 1951 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday February 1 at 11:45 a.m. est.  Closed captioned.  If you haven’t seen this, you’ve missed something truly special. The 1st century Roman Empire, the fire of Rome, early … Continue reading

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