Monthly Archives: September 2014

Animals, Too, Are Movie Stars: the “Quo Vadis” Menagerie

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Animals, Too, Are Movie Stars Billboard Magazine April 7, 1951 by Sam Abbott Quo Vadis Teems with Lions, Horses, Other Rare Stock Scouted by George W. Emerson thru Europe Quo Vadis means “Whither goest thou?” and George W. Emerson, of … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Behind the Scenes: “High Wall,” 1947

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Robert Taylor was discharged from the Navy in November 1945. He resumed his film career at MGM but moved into darker, more challenging roles than he’d had before the war. His first film was Undercurrent, co-starring Katharine Hepburn. It was … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor: the Perfect Star

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  Robert Taylor The “Perfect Star” Picturegoer Magazine by Margaret Hinxman February 4, 1956 In a little over twenty-two years, no star has given M-G-M better cause to thank its lucky stars than a lean, dark, perennially young, young man … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor: Gone Fishing

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The Compleat Angler, first published in 1653 by Izaak Walton is a “celebration of the art and spirit and fishing in prose and verse.” (Wikipedia).  The subtitle is The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. For centuries people have commented on the sport, … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Behind the Scenes: “Valley of the Kings,” 1954 (updated)

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Valley of the Kings 1954 Valley of the Kings was a difficult shoot for several reasons:  Robert Taylor and director Robert Pirosh had differences; Eleanor Parker and Robert Taylor were having an affair; the physical conditions in Egypt were harsh. … Continue reading

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