Author Archives: giraffe44

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.

Happy Birthday, Robert Taylor!

This gallery contains 11 photos.

Happy Birthday, Robert Taylor On August 5, 1911 a movie star was born.  His name was Spangler Arlington Brugh.  MGM changed it to Robert Taylor.  For 3 decades Robert Taylor brought quality entertainment to the public.  He changed from gorgeous … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker: 2 Films Are Playing on TCM on August 7

Two films are playing on Turner Classic Movies on August 7.  The first is Many Rivers To Cross at 6:00 p.m. est and the second is Valley of the Kings at 12:15 a.m. est. (Actually August 8) Both are closed … Continue reading

Posted in Films | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Scooperoo! Movie Life Magazine, ca. 1944

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Been wondering what goes with Lt. Robert Taylor since he swapped his civvies for a naval uniform? Well, here he is, snapped eclusively for Movie Life when he turned up in New York recently do do a pitch for the … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saddle the Wind, 1958, Is Playing on TCM on July 27 (USA)

Saddle the Wind, 1958, is  playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday July 27 at 6:30 p.m. est.  Closed captioned. Saddle the Wind is the result of a creative conflict between golden era Hollywood and the cool method acting world … Continue reading

Posted in Films | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Broadway Melody of 1936, 1935, Is Playing on TCM on July 16

Broadway Melody of 1935, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday July 16 at 6:15 a.m. est.  Closed captioned. Broadway Melody of 1936 is a confection of a movie, meant to sweeten the lives of Depression weary Americans. … Continue reading

Posted in Films | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1953, Is Playing on TCM on July 15 (USA)

All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1953 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday July 15 at 6:30 A.M. est.  Closed captioned.  This film was very successful, bringing in $4,628,000.00 or $41,258,706.67 in today’s money. This film has quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Films | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Many Rivers To Cross, 1955, Is Playing on TCM on July 8 (USA)

Many Rivers To Cross, 1955, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday July 8 at 2:3 est.  Closed Captioned.  This outrageous farce is one of my favorites–tremendous performances from both of the leads. This wonderful rollicking comedy set in … Continue reading

Posted in Films | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment