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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.

The Youngest Profession, 1943, Is Playing on TCM on December 13 (USA)

The Youngest Profession, 1943, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on December 13 at 12 noon est.  Closed Captioned.  Strictly speaking, this isn’t a Robert Taylor movie but it’s fun and he does appear in it. Virginia Weidler and Jean … Continue reading

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Johnny Eager, 1941, Is Playing on TCM on December 12 (USA)

Johnny Eager, 1941, is playing on Tuesday December 12 at 12.30 a.m. est. (actually Wednesday Dec. 13).  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, … Continue reading

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Buried Loot, 1934, Is Playing on TCM on November 27 (USA)

“Buried Loot,” 1934, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday November  27 (actually November 28) at 5:30 a.m. est.  Not closed captioned. “Buried Loot” was the first in a series of quarterly MGM short subjects called Crime Does Not … Continue reading

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Small Town Girl, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on November 8 (USA)

Small Town Girl, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, November 8 at 10:15 a.m. est. Closed captioned. For most of her career Janet Gaynor did nothing but play small town girls, the best known being Esther Blodgett. … Continue reading

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The Gorgeous Hussy, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on November 1 (USA)

The Gorgeous Hussy, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday November 1 at 11:00 a.m. est.  Closed Captioned.  It’s a story about Washington D.C. It’s about dirty tricks, sleazy operatives, scurrilous personal attacks and lies. The 2016 election?  … Continue reading

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Ivanhoe, 1952, Is Playing on TCM on October 25, (USA)

Ivanhoe, 1952, is playing on Turner Classic Movies at 4 p.m. est on October 25. Closed captioned. Ivanhoe was one of the most successful films of the year and brought in over $10 million at the box office, about $89,823,018.87 in … Continue reading

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The Secret Land, 1948, Is Playing on TCM on October 19 (USA)

The Secret Land, 1949, is Playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday October 19 at 6:45 a.m. est. Not closed captioned. The Secret Land, 1948, is a documentary about Admiral Richard Bird and his explorations of the Antartic.  It is … Continue reading

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