Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Chat with Louella Parsons

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By Louella O. Parsons Motion Picture Editor, International News Service 1949 I was very very glad to see Robert Taylor when he walked into my house to greet me on his return from Europe. Barbara Stanwyck was working so he … Continue reading

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Linda J. Alexander – Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood and Communism

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This is the review of this book I wrote for Amazon. You can also get a personally autographed copy at http://www.authorsden.com where I got mine. Linda J. Alexander is an author on a mission–to restore movie star Robert Taylor’s legacy. … Continue reading

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Valley of the Kings, 1954

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Just saw this the other day on TCM and I was reminded of why I like it so much. Mr. Taylor looks wonderful and it’s a lot of good fun. This is the review I did for Amazon and IMDB. … Continue reading

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High Wall 1947

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High Wall is a departure for Robert Taylor. In the 30’s he portrayed mostly handsome society boys. In 1941 he toughened up his image with Johnny Eager. This is an entirely different path. The lead character, Steven Kenet, has returned … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor died on June 8, 1969–43 years ago today

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, 1969 Robert Taylor passed away in the arms of his wife, Ursula Thiess Taylor. A lifelong smoker, he had incurable lung cancer.  After nine months of intense suffering after an operation on his … Continue reading

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Jackie Gleason and Robert Taylor

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Recently I ran across this anecdote from Audrey Meadows book,  “Love Alice, My Life As a Honeymooner.” (1995).  It seemed worth passing on.  Ms. Meadows’ book is available from Amazon and other online retailers. Ladies will recall that not so … Continue reading

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