Monthly Archives: October 2014

“All the Brothers Were Valiant,” 1953, Is Playing on TCM on November 6 (USA)

All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 03:45 PM est. Closed captioned. This film was very successful, bringing in $4,628,000.00 or $41,258,706.67 in today’s money. This film has quite … Continue reading

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“Ivanhoe,” 1952, Is Playing on TCM on November 23 (USA)

Ivanhoe (1952) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on November 6 and Sun, November 23, 2014 06:00 PM est.  Closed captioned.  Ivanhoe was one of the most successful films of the year and brought in over $10 million at the … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck at Home

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Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor Ranch Living and Beverly Hills Glamour for the Stars of Stella Dallas and Ivanhoe Text by Richard Schickel Architectural Digest April 1990 Scandal!  It was January 1939 and suddenly there was Photoplay, one of the … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor’s Letter to Mrs. Cahn

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My estimate is that this letter was written in the forties, possibly when Mr. Taylor was in the Navy.  I base this on the fact that he is going to write to Barbara rather than just tell her.   It’s a … Continue reading

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More “Quo Vadis” Animal Stories

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Working with a large cast of animals is a risky proposition.  On the set of “Quo Vadis,” a bull got loose in the cafeteria, the lions went on strike, and Mervyn LeRoy perched atop a high platform yelling “How high … Continue reading

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In the Beginning: “A Wicked Woman” 1934

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A Wicked Woman (1934) was Robert Taylor’s first feature film for MGM.  Previously he had played a small part in Will Rogers’  Handy Andy (1934) for Twentieth-Century Fox.  This was followed by the lead in an MGM short, Buried Loot. … Continue reading

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“The MGM Story”– a Terrific Book

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I just bought a book called The MGM Story: the Complete History of Fifty Roaring Years.  It is by John Douglas Eames, published by Crown Publishers Inc, New York, 1975. The subtitle is: All 1713 films of MGM described and … Continue reading

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