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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.

Murder in the Fleet, 1935, Will Be On TCM on Demand until December 4

If, like me, you managed to miss Murder in the Fleet, 1935, on November 27, it will be available on TCM Movies In Demand through December 4. Robert Taylor after a few loan outs and small parts got his career … Continue reading

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Knights of the Round Table Is Playing on TCM on November 23 (USA)

Knights of the Round Table, 1953, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on November 23 at 12 noon est. Closed captioned. The film was highly successful costing $2,616,000.00 and making a profit of $1,641,000.00 or $14,536,985.95 in today’s money. This … Continue reading

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Broadway Melodies of 1936, 1938 Are Playing on TCM on Nov. 21 ( USA)

Broadway Melody of 1936, 1935, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, November 21 at 11:45 a.m. est.  Closed captioned.  Broadway Melody of 1938, 1937, is playing at 3:45 p.m. Closed captioned. Broadway Melody of 1936 is a confection … Continue reading

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High Wall, 1947 Is Playing on TCM on November 19 (USA)

High Wall, 1947, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday November 19 at 10 a.m.  est. Closed captioned.  I highly recommend this film.  Robert Taylor is playing totally against type as an injured war veteran who has a haematoma … Continue reading

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Johnny Eager, 1942, Is Playing on TCM on November 12 (USA)

Johnny Eager, 1941, is playing on Monday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m. est.  Closed captioned.  This is one of Mr. Taylor’s best. Don’t miss it. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin, Robert Sterling, … Continue reading

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Bataan, 1943, Is Playing on TCM on November 10 (USA)

Bataan (1943) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m. est.  Closed captioned.  This is an extremely intense picture, made when nobody knew for sure how the war would end. Well worth watching. This is … Continue reading

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Waterloo Bridge, 1940, Is Playing on TCM on November 9 (USA)

Waterloo Bridge, 1940, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m. est. Closed Captioned.  After Camille, this is Robert Taylor’s most romantic film. This was both Robert Taylor’s and Vivien Leigh’s favorite film.  Waterloo Bridge … Continue reading

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