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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.

Lady of the Tropics, 1939, Is Playing on TCM on July 14 (USA)

Lady of the Tropics (1939) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on July 14 at 6:15 a.m. est. Not closed captioned. For those who don’t realize it the Lady of the Tropics we’re referring to is Hedy Lamarr who falls … Continue reading

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Tip-Off on Taylor

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Movies Magazine, ca. 1940 At four o’clock one Saturday afternoon, Robert Taylor left the set, having spent the day testing under the technicolor lights.  The director called out, “Get a good rest over the weekend, Bob.” “Rest?” Bob repeated, “my … Continue reading

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Devil’s Doorway (1950) LOTS OF SPOILERS

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The other night I watched Devil’s Doorway and was so moved by it that I wrote the following.  The film is available on DVD from the Warner Brothers Archive Collection. Anthony Mann’s first Western the noir-flavored  Devil’s Doorway (1950). He … Continue reading

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Party Girl, 1958, Is Playing on TCM on July 7 and July 8 (USA)

For some reason, Party Girl, 1958 is playing on Turner Classic Movies on both Saturday July 7 at midnight and on Sunday, July 8 at 10 a.m. est. Both showings are closed captioned. Nicolas Ray uses color in this movie … Continue reading

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The Crowd Roars, 1938, Is Playing on TCM on July 7 (USA)

July is going to be a good month for Robert Taylor films on Turner Classic Movies.  There are 6, including two showings of Party Girl.  The first is The Crowd Roars, made in 1938.  It is showing on Saturday July … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Robert Taylor

In Memoriam Robert Taylor August 5, 1911 June 8, 1969 George Cukor, director. “Robert Taylor was my favorite actor. He was a gentleman. That’s rare in Hollywood.” (W.F. Buckley, “MGM Moles Dig Themselves a Hole,” Column, Jan 30, 1990) Mr. … Continue reading

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Broadway Melody of 1936, 1935, Is Playing on TCM on June 5 (USA)

Broadway Melody of 1936, 1935, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, June 5 at 4:15 p.m. est.  Not closed captioned.  This the only Robert Taylor film on TCM in June.  July, however, will be a feast. There are … Continue reading

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