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An Afternoon of Robert Taylor Films: Ivanhoe and Valley of the Kings on April 15 (USA)

Two Robert Taylor movies are playing one after the other on Saturday, April 15.  At 2 p.m. est it’s Ivanhoe, 1952, co-starring Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders.  Closed captioned.  Ivanhoe was one of the most successful films of … Continue reading

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Eleanor Parker Belly Dancer

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Obviously all is not work while filming a movie.  There is time for some good fun. Some wonderful pictures of behind the scenes goings on while filming Valley of the Kings are now on eBay.  I have no connection at … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor DVDs Are On Sale at TCM.com

Turner Classic Movies is running a big sale, including 14 Robert Taylor films. I would encourage anyone who wants these films to buy them now.  This would, I hope, encourage the release of more Taylor films on DVD. These are … Continue reading

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Two Robert Taylor Films Are Now Available on DVD

Valley of the Kings, 1954 and Lady of the Tropics, 1939 are now available on DVD from WB Shop and other retailers. Prices vary. Valley is a swashbuckler set in 1900.  It is about Mark Brandon,  the archaeologist who inspired … Continue reading

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Valley of the Kings, 1954, Is Playing on TCM April 2 (USA)

Valley of the Kings, 1954, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, April 2, at 4:00 p.m. Closed captioned.  Mark Brandon, the ruggedly handsome archaeologist played by Robert Taylor is thought to be the inspiration for Indiana Jones. This … Continue reading

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Bob and Ursula: a Love Story for Valentine’s Day

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All of the block quotes here come from Ursula Thiess’ book “…but I have promises to keep.  My Life Before, With & After Robert Taylor, 2007.  The page numbers appear after the quotation.  Although I usually refer to people formally … Continue reading

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In Praise of a Handsome Man, Part 2

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Hollywood has always exploited beauty, be it feminine or masculine.  The really good looking performer had a hard time being taken seriously.  He or she couldn’t possibly be both beautiful and bright.  Robert Taylor was no exception.  It’s a shame … Continue reading

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