Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Taylor Haters (II): Robert Taylor Unperson

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Robert Taylor knew exactly what he was getting into when he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.  The haters had come after him the previous May when he had met with investigators in what he had been … Continue reading

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“The Bribe” (1949) Is Playing on TCM on April 30 (USA)

“The Bribe” (1949) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. est.  Closed captioned. “The Bribe” is one of the forties film noir entries, and I love it! Top stars of the era include Robert … Continue reading

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“Tip on a Dead Jockey” 1957 Is Playing on TCM on April 29 (USA)

“Tip on a Dead Jockey” (1957), is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tue, April 29, 2014 11:00 PM est. Not closed captioned. Tip on a Dead Jockey looks at the plight of a veteran pilot who is suffering from … Continue reading

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“Quo Vadis” (1951), The Perfect Easter Movie, Is Playing on April 19 on TCM (USA)

“Quo Vadis”  (1951) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Sat, April 19, 2014 02:00 PM est. Closed captioned. If you haven’t seen this, you’ve missed something truly special. The 1st century Roman Empire, the fire of Rome, early Christianity, … Continue reading

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The Taylor Haters (I): Richard Schickel

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By publishing this, I hope to illustrate the extraordinary level of venom spewed by the Taylor haters for decades after Mr. Taylor’s death. They despised the fact that Robert Taylor’s career wasn’t destroyed by his HUAC* testimony. His award for … Continue reading

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“I Love Melvin” Is Not Playing on TCM on April 13 (USA) Updated

Sorry, this appears to have been changed.  I went to set my recorder and found a Mickey Rooney film in this time slot.  I’m sure it’s part of a salute to Mr. Rooney after his death.  Hopefully Melvin will turn … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor and Spangler Arlington Brugh

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Robert Taylor was born in 1934. He sprang fully formed from the head of Louis B. Mayer.* His name was chosen by Ida Koverman, Mayer’s secretary. He was tall, dark and handsome with sparkling blue eyes and black hair. His … Continue reading

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