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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.

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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Personal Property, 1937 Is Playing on TCM on October 15 (USA)

Personal Property, 1937, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on October 15 at 7:15 a.m. est.  Closed captioned. I’m a sucker for this movie. I’ve watched it many times and never fail to enjoy the excellent visuals, the superior acting … Continue reading

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Camille, 1936, Is Playing on TCM on October 2 (USA)

Camille, 1936, will be playing on Turner Classic Movies on October 2, 2017 at 3:00 est.   This actually means the morning of October 3.  Closed captioning.  This is the love story of all love stories and shouldn’t be missed. … Continue reading

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Broadway Melody of 1938, 1937, Is Playing on TCM on September 30 (USA)

Broadway Melody of 1938, 1937, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on September 30 at 6:00 a.m. est. Closed Captioned.   The film cost $1,588,000 and made a profit of $271,000 or $4,609,188.57 in today’s money.  This has been a hard month … Continue reading

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An Emergency Comes to a Mountain Cabin

This is from a 1950s movie magazine. I don’t know which one.  If it’s true, it’s a look into movie making back then. Notified that he’d star in a modern story, Irwin Shaw’s 32nd Day, (it’s about pilots flying between … Continue reading

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Ivanhoe, 1952, Is Playing on TCM on August 31 (USA)

Ivanhoe, 1952, is playing on Turner Classic Movies at 12 noon est on August 31. 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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