From December 1939: It was a great thrill for the tiny coast town of Pismo beach to have a big movie location move right into their midst. The entire town was agog because Joan Crawford was reported really to have arrived in her limousine, in true movie star fashion. Every youngster in the [...]
There are several stories that have floated around over the years of Clark Gable being at the outdoor barbecue scene set in Busch Gardens in Pasadena. Well, in the final film Clark isn’t in any of the outdoor barbecue scenes. Inside, yes, gazing up the stairs at future wives and having things thrown at him. [...]
Earlier in the week we looked at the essay Clark Gable wrote about his co-star, Loretta Young, as publicity for Key to the City.
An innocent idea, certainly, except of course when said co-stars had a secret child fifteen years earlier.
So let’s see what Loretta had [...]
From November 1953:
The former Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Lady Ashley, etcetera, used the name Mrs. Clark Gable for her London social engagements and created no end of embarrassment for her ex-husband when he arrived in London en route to Hollywood and accepted party invitations. The “Mogambo” [...]
Great News: FINALLY Gone with the Wind is being re-released on the big screen to commemorate the 75th Anniversary!
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invite you to celebrate one of the most beloved Hollywood classics when Gone With the Wind: The 75th Anniversary Celebration comes to select movie theaters [...]
Sometimes work duties can be awkward. Like, say, when you are required to pen an essay detailing why your co-star is so great, and you and said co-star had a secret baby out of wedlock fifteen years earlier. Yeah. That’s awkward.
During the press circuit of To [...]
From November 1937:
Just before he left on his extended bear-hunting expedition, Clark Gable had a short wave radio set installed in his car. You’d never guess whom he wants to keep in touch with during his trip, would you?
One of the many random books I have on Gone with the Wind is “The Official Gone with the Wind Companion” by Stephen J. Spignesi. It’s a book of quizzes and random trivia; I think my parents got it for me for Christmas when I was in middle school! My copy is tattered and [...]
From December 1949:
You can believe this or not—but we actually saw Clark Gable lunching alone in the MGM commissary—and all around him pretty gals who would have been delighted to keep him company. There was quite a glamour gang scattered around at the various tables—the three [...]
Clark Gable’s home state of Ohio will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind this October! Patrick Curtis and Mickey Kuhn (toddler Beau and child Beau in the film) will be in attendance!
Friday, October 3 at the Cadiz Country Club in Cadiz, Ohio:
5:30pm–Dinner, Play and Open Forum [...]
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