When I started this blog in 2012 I had no idea whether anyone would ever look at it. My husband and I had moved to Florida in 2011 and began building a new life. One Saturday evening Turner Classic Movies showed “Ivanhoe” and “Quentin Durward” with the legendary Robert Taylor. The films rekindled a 50 year old passion. As a teenager I loved Robert Taylor and filled scrapbooks with clippings and photos. They’re all gone now. As an adult with a marriage and a career as an Art Historian I didn’t have time for movie stars. Now, retired, I do.
Fred Hanhisalo, my husband of 47 years, who has been so gracious about my virtual pursuit of another man.
Linda J. Alexander, whose book Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood and Communism. (Tease Publishing, 2008) has been both an inspiration and a continuing resource. Check out her new book I Am Mister Ed…Allan “Rocky” Lane this month.
Charles Tranberg, whose book Robert Taylor: a Biography (BearManor Media 2010) has also been a tremendous resource. His latest is Fredric March: A Consummate Actor (2013).
Tessa Taylor, Robert Taylor’s daughter, has graciously answered many questions about her father.
Ralph Moratz, worked with Robert Taylor and has given such a vivid picture of him.
Gillian Kelly of Glasgow who is writing her PhD dissertation on Robert Taylor was nice enough to share some of her work with me.
I want to thank people whose comments and support have been so helpful: June in Australia, Dianne in Pennsylvania and especially Su in Argentina.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Robert Taylor fans from around the world including Giustina from Italy, Janet from Germany and Elena from Spain.
Last but definitely not least–thanks to every single person who has viewed this blog. The average visitor looks at 6 to 7 posts, which is encouraging to a blogger. Please keep dropping by. Judith