Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 44,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Taylor and Stanwyck: The Art of the Domestic Photo Shoot

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Recently I watched a 1949 film “The Barkleys of Broadway” with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. During the film the Barkleys host a photo shoot for Look Magazine at their home. The Barkleys were at loggerheads at this point and … Continue reading

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Remembering Joan Fontaine

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It’s been a tough week for Robert Taylor’s leading ladies: first Eleanor Parker then Audrey Totter died.  Now Joan Fontaine has passed away at the age of 96. The following is adapted from a mini-bio Ms. Fontaine by Denny Jackson … Continue reading

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Remembering Audrey Totter

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Audrey Totter was under contract to MGM from 1944 to 1951. Her specialty was playing hard edged, fast talking women in various films noir.  When the genre went out of favor, she tried to expand into other parts but had … Continue reading

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Remembering Eleanor Parker

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Eleanor Parker, a star of film, television and the Broadway stage died on December 9, 2013 of complications from pneumonia.  Born on June 26, 1922, she was ninety one years old.  Ms. Parker had appeared in roughly 80 films, TV … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor on “What’s My Line?”

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Robert Taylor appeared on the television program “What’s My Line” on February 26, 1956. John Daly was (as always) the host and the panelists were Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf and Fred Allen. When he signed in there was … Continue reading

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