A Gracious Letter from Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor

ssamerica01

United States Lines

S.S. America

To the Crew of the S.S. America

1947-ship

Viewing presents aboard ship.

This is to thank each and every one of you for the wonderful trip on board your S.S. America.

The food was excellent and we enjoyed your fine services.

We shall look forward to sailing with you again  in the not too distant future.    Good luck to all of you.

Sincerely, (signed)

Barbara Stanwyck

Robert Taylor

April 3/47

This letter dates from the transatlantic cruise Taylor and Stanwyck made in April of 1947.  Barbara said in an interview that it was really their honeymoon since they hadn’t had one when they actually got married.  It turned out to be a difficult trip and didn’t help to solidify the already rocky marriage.

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About giraffe44

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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