In the Beginning: “A Wicked Woman” 1934

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A Wicked Woman (1934) was Robert Taylor’s first feature film for MGM.  Previously he had played a small part in Will Rogers’  Handy Andy (1934) for Twentieth-Century Fox.  This was followed by the lead in an MGM short, Buried Loot. … 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 Working With Dishpan Hands + “Undercurrent” (1946)

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Robert Taylor Working With Dishpan Hands St. Petersburg Times April 2, 1946 by Virginia McPherson Hollywood–UP–Robert Taylor, that handsome lady-killer, gay dog, and ex-dashing flier-into-the-wild blue yonder, is slaving over a hot stove. The pride of MGM is chief chef … Continue reading

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Animals, Too, Are Movie Stars: the “Quo Vadis” Menagerie

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Animals, Too, Are Movie Stars Billboard Magazine April 7, 1951 by Sam Abbott Quo Vadis Teems with Lions, Horses, Other Rare Stock Scouted by George W. Emerson thru Europe Quo Vadis means “Whither goest thou?” and George W. Emerson, of … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Behind the Scenes: “High Wall,” 1947

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Robert Taylor was discharged from the Navy in November 1945. He resumed his film career at MGM but moved into darker, more challenging roles than he’d had before the war. His first film was Undercurrent, co-starring Katharine Hepburn. It was … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor: the Perfect Star

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  Robert Taylor The “Perfect Star” Picturegoer Magazine by Margaret Hinxman February 4, 1956 In a little over twenty-two years, no star has given M-G-M better cause to thank its lucky stars than a lean, dark, perennially young, young man … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor: Gone Fishing

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The Compleat Angler, first published in 1653 by Izaak Walton is a “celebration of the art and spirit and fishing in prose and verse.” (Wikipedia).  The subtitle is The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. For centuries people have commented on the sport, … Continue reading

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