Around 1960 Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess made a commercial for Maxwell House Instant Coffee. It ran regularly on his show “The Detectives” and probably other places. The commercial is charming. It starts with Mr. Taylor introducing his ranch and saying “we raise horses here.” He then joins Ursula for a cup of coffee. Mr. Taylor was, in fact, a dedicated coffee drinker and carried a thermos with him onto the set of his films.
Then the Taylors move inside where Ursula explains how to make the coffee. Mr. Taylor takes a sip and says, “some men are just lucky.” Ursula responds “and so are some women.” His expression is priceless.
Other coffee moments:
L to R: “Ivanhoe,” “Knights of the Round Table,” “Undercurrent,” with Barbara Stanwyck
L to R: “Quo Vadis,” “Knights of the Round Table”