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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.

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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Many Rivers To Cross, 1955, Is Playing on TCM on March 18 (USA)

According to reports Turner Classic Movies will be playing a 48 hour tribute to Robert Osborne on March 18 and 19.  Therefore it is likely that this will not play. Many Rivers To Cross, 1955, is playing on Turner Classic … Continue reading

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A Gracious Letter from Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor

United States Lines S.S. America To the Crew of the S.S. America 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 … Continue reading

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Party Girl, 1958, Is Playing on TCM on March 8 (USA)

Party Girl, 1958, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, March 8, at 4:15 p.m. est.  Closed captioned.  (Now Playing magazine) Nicolas Ray uses color in this movie like some directors use dialogue. It is spectacular to look at … Continue reading

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His Brother’s Wife, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on March 7 (USA)

His Brother’s Wife, 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday March 7 at 9:15 a.m. est.  Closed Captioned.  Mr. Taylor was actually a fan of roller coasters and often dragged Ms. Stanwyck off to ride them with him. … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Time

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Why did they kill Robert Taylor’s show before you had a chance to see it?  What will this disaster mean to a man who, after thirty years as a star, is as broke as ever. by Cindy Adams I have … Continue reading

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Waterloo Bridge, 1940, Is Playing on TCM on March 2 (USA)

Waterloo Bridge, 1940, Is Playing on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, March 2, at 1:15 p.m. est.  Closed Captioned.  This was both Robert Taylor’s and Vivien Leigh’s favorite film.  Waterloo Bridge cost  $1,164,000.00 to make and made a profit of  … Continue reading

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