Tag Archives: Oliver Hinsdell

Robert Taylor: The Last Matinee Idol

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This is from a movie magazine under the category “Nostalgia.”  The year is 1974, based on some obituaries in it.  I couldn’t find the name of  the magazine on any of the pages.  I don’t agree with the premise of … Continue reading

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Anything Can Happen in Hollywood by Robert Taylor

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It’s impossible to know whether Robert Taylor wrote this article himself or not but the tone of voice seems right for him.  It contains one of the acting principles he lived by: “Good acting depends on lack of gestures and … Continue reading

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The Pomona Mugger

Robert Taylor recalls an audition while he was still in college: “The casting director was kindly. He gave me an audition. I read something from “Private Lives.” Later I realized that I had “mugged” all over the place–“mugging” being the … Continue reading

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