Camille, 1937, Is Playing on TCM on August 26 (USA)

Camille (1937) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wed, August 26, 2015 01:45 AM est. Closed captioned.  *NOTE*:A TCM programming day begins at 6:00am EST on the calendar day listed and runs to 5:59am EST in the morning on the next day. Hours listed at 12:00am to 5:59am EST in your reminder will be shown on the NEXT calendar day.

????Greta Garbo enjoyed one of her greatest triumphs in this glossy adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ oft-filmed romantic tragedy. Here, Garbo stars as Marguerite Gauthier, who is born into humble circumstances but in time becomes Dame aux Camille, one of the most glamorous courtesans in Paris. Camille is kept by the wealthy and powerful Baron de Varville (Henry Daniell), but after many years of earning a good living from her beauty without finding true love, Camille’s heart is stolen by Armand (Robert Taylor), a handsome but slightly naive young man who doesn’t know how she came by her fortune. Armand is just as attracted to Camille as she is to him, and she’s prepared to give up the Baron and his stipend to be with Armand. However, Armand’s father (Lionel Barrymore) begs Camille to turn away from his son, knowing her scandalous past could ruin his future. Realizing the painful wisdom of this, Camille rejects Armand, who continues to pursue her even as Camille contracts a potentially fatal case of tuberculosis.  This is one of the great romantic films of all time.

Some Camille behind-the-scenes photos:

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circa 1936: Seamstresses working on a dress to be worn by Greta Garbo in the MGM film 'Camicirca 1936: Seamstresses at work cutting and sewing a dress to be worn by actress Greta Garbo in the film 'Camille'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)RT73861936: A dressmaker working on one of Greta Garbo's dresses for the MGM film 'Camille' which were designed by Adrian. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Greta Garbo Pointing at George Cukor19361936 taking pills (Vitamin?)

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and my favorite:

He also plays baseball-in costume on the set.

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I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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