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Robert Taylor Was Born 104 Years Ago Today

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Robert Taylor was born on August 5, 1911 in Filley Nebraska.  Originally named Spangler Arlington Brugh, he became Robert Taylor at MGM.  During his much-too-short life he brought happiness to millions of people through his films.  He was an actor, … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Behind the Scenes: “Ivanhoe” and “Rogue Cop”

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Ivanhoe 1952 Robert Taylor enjoyed making Ivanhoe.  He told Hedda Hopper: “It went very well.  It was the most pleasant picture I’ve ever made over there [England].  Dick Thorpe, who directed is fast and efficient. We really worked.  There was … Continue reading

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“The MGM Story”– a Terrific Book

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I just bought a book called The MGM Story: the Complete History of Fifty Roaring Years.  It is by John Douglas Eames, published by Crown Publishers Inc, New York, 1975. The subtitle is: All 1713 films of MGM described and … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Would Have Been 103 Today (August 5)

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Happy Birthday Robert Taylor Robert Taylor was an extremely versatile actor. During the four decades of his career he played a doctor, a soldier, a gangster, an ancient Roman, a murderer, a brain damaged veteran, a cowboy, a spy, a … Continue reading

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Rogue Cop: A Morality Play Masquerading as a Gangster Film

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1954 was a good year for Robert Taylor. He starred in two notable films Valley of the Kings and Rogue Cop. In May he married Ursula Thiess, the love of his life. This is my review of Rogue Cop. Rogue … Continue reading

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Ladies Gallery

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What his peers said (part 3)

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Alexander, Linda J. Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, and Communism. Tease Publishing, LLC, 2008. Quirk, Lawrence. The Films of Robert Taylor. Lyle Stuart, 1979. Thiess, Ursula. …but I have promises to keep. XLibris Corporation, 2007. Tranberg, Charles. Robert Taylor: a … Continue reading

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