Snapshots: ‘Chuka’ and the Taylors

Rod Taylor produced one film during his long career: a 1967 Western titled “Chuka” in which he also played the title role. I’m putting together a post (or two?) about the film, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some special snapshots from behind the scenes.

Rod’s parents, Bill and Mona Taylor, made the trek from Australia in 1966 while Rod was making “Chuka.” These photos are from a small photo album that had once belonged to Bill Taylor and were acquired through the magic of eBay.

  • Photo of Ernest Borgnine, Mona Taylor and Bill Taylor.
  • Photo of Mona Taylor, Bill Taylor and Ernest Borgnine.
  • Photo of Mona and Bill Taylor, Mary and Rod Taylor.
  • Photo of Mona Taylor. John Mills, Bill Taylor, Rod Taylor and Mary Taylor.