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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.

When Ladies Meet, 1941, Is Playing on TCM on April 30 (USA)

When Ladies Meet, 1941, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 a.m. est.  Closed captioned. It is the story of a married couple, a lady author and a charming single journalist. Joan Crawford, the author, … Continue reading

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Camille, 1937, Is Playing on TCM on April 20 (USA)

Camille, 1937, will be playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday April 20 at 1:45 p.m. est.  Closed captioning.  This is the love story of all love stories and shouldn’t be missed. This film further proves that the assembly-line system … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, 1951, Is Playing on TCM on April 17 (USA)

The epic Quo Vadis, 1951 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday April 17 at 6:30 a.m. est.  Closed captioned.  If you haven’t seen this, you’ve missed something truly special. The 1st century Roman Empire, the fire of Rome, early … Continue reading

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An Afternoon of Robert Taylor Films: Ivanhoe and Valley of the Kings on April 15 (USA)

Two Robert Taylor movies are playing one after the other on Saturday, April 15.  At 2 p.m. est it’s Ivanhoe, 1952, co-starring Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders.  Closed captioned.  Ivanhoe was one of the most successful films of … Continue reading

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A Yank at Oxford, 1938, Is Playing on TCM on April 2 (USA)

A Yank at Oxford, 1938, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday April 2 at 6:15 a.m. est.  Closed captioned. A Yank at Oxford is one of several films intended to “toughen up” Robert Taylor’s image after his success … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said Part Two: Taylor on Stanwyck

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The date is the late 1940s.  It is “as told to Gladys Hall.” You’re the gosh-darndest traveling companion that I’ve ever been married to!  You’ve got a laundress complex.  On shipboard, for instance, I put on a pair of socks, … Continue reading

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Remembering Robert Osborne

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Robert Osborne, who displayed an encyclopedic knowledge — and love — of films and film history as the primary host of Turner Classic Movies, has died in New York, the network said Monday. He was 84. Osborne was a former … Continue reading

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