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Thursday, January 1, 2009


Robert Taylor and Greta Garbo in 1937 film Camille - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht - 2008 (click on image to enlarge)

Directed by George Cukor, the 1937 block buster film Camille helped to launch the career of a young Robert Taylor. He played the role of a handsome Frenchman, Armand along side of one of most famous women in movie history, Greta Garbo.
Robert Taylor had a ranch home in Northridge. The actress Barbara Stanwick sold her nearby ranch property to the film star Jack Oakie, when she married Robert Taylor and moved into his home.

One of the most exciting projects scheduled by The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, beginning in 2009, is our list of Valley Notables. We will be identifying the places where famous San Fernando Valley residents have lived, but collecting their biographies, photos and memorabilia about their lives and careers.
If you would like to nominate someone like Robert Taylor to the Valley Notables list, drop us an email at
Tell us your nominee, and leave your address and telephone number at which you can be reached.

2009 - The Year of Valley History

1 comment:

María said...

I would like to nominate Robert Taylor to the Valley Notables list. He loved San Fernando Valley. Barbara and Bob lived at adjacent houses in San Fernando Valley until the wedding: Bob Taylor at 20017 Devonshire Street Northridge and Barbara at 18650 Devonshire Street. After they were married on May 14, 1939 she moved into Robert Taylor’s ranch.
A drawing postcard of his home:
Bob and his dogs:
Bob and Barbara:
You can also find some info about Barbara's home in San Fernando Valley in

Best wishes,