Monthly Archives: March 2016

Barbara Finds Contentment

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Most of this article strikes me as fanciful but it’s fun to read and indicative of how celebrity “news” was written in 1940. From Movie World, Australia 3/23/40 from Christine Webb, in Hollywood Difficult to believe that this lovely, demure … Continue reading

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Valley of the Kings, 1954, Is Playing on TCM April 2 (USA)

Valley of the Kings, 1954, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, April 2, at 4:00 p.m. Closed captioned.  Mark Brandon, the ruggedly handsome archaeologist played by Robert Taylor is thought to be the inspiration for Indiana Jones. This … Continue reading

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Broadway Melody of 1938 Is Playing on TCM April 2 (USA)

Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday April 2 at 6:00 a.m.  Closed captioned.  The film cost $1,588,000 and made a profit of $271,000 or $4,609,188.57 in today’s money. Broadway Melody of 1938 is one … Continue reading

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Song of Russia, 1943, Is Playing on TCM on March 31 (USA)

Please note: I had the time of this wrong. It is 11:30 a.m. not 1:30 a.m. Song of Russia, 1943, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday March 31 at 11:30 a.m. est. Closed captioned. Song of Russia is … Continue reading

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Remembering Ralph Moratz 1931-2016

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I only knew Ralph Moratz online. He was very gracious about answering questions and we corresponded about his experiences with Robert Taylor and his opinion of Mr. Taylor. Ralph Moratz died on March 10, 2016 at the age of 84.  … Continue reading

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Thank You for a Quarter of a Million Views

Start the music!  This blog has now had over a quarter of a million views.  I want to thank everyone who has stopped by, either once or many times.   It’s gratifying to know that there is so much interest in … Continue reading

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Remembering Nancy Reagan and a Great Friendship

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Nancy Reagan’s death this week brought to mind the close friendship between Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess. Ronald Reagan and Robert Taylor lived parallel lives for decades.  Both were midwesterners, both college educated, both successful … Continue reading

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