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Book Review: Gillian Kelly – Robert Taylor; Male Beauty, Masculinity and Stardom in Hollywood

Note:  This review reflects my own opinions and I  would welcome comments, favorable or not. This book is based on a PhD dissertation written by Gillian Kelly for the University of Glasgow.  Published by the University Press of Mississippi, 2019. … Continue reading

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Song of Russia, 1943, Is Playing on TCM on March 31 (USA)

Please note: I had the time of this wrong. It is 11:30 a.m. not 1:30 a.m. Song of Russia, 1943, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday March 31 at 11:30 a.m. est. Closed captioned. Song of Russia is … Continue reading

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Remembering Nancy Reagan and a Great Friendship

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Nancy Reagan’s death this week brought to mind the close friendship between Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess. Ronald Reagan and Robert Taylor lived parallel lives for decades.  Both were midwesterners, both college educated, both successful … Continue reading

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Did Robert Taylor Help To Change History?

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This is the story of how a friendship between two men influenced the course of history in the twentieth century. Left to right: Robert Taylor in the mid 1960s; President Ronald Reagan Background On June 12, 1987 Ronald Wilson Reagan, … Continue reading

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The Taylor Haters (II): Robert Taylor Unperson

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Robert Taylor knew exactly what he was getting into when he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.  The haters had come after him the previous May when he had met with investigators in what he had been … Continue reading

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