From January 1932: Clark Gable is getting his name in more than electric lights and theater page headlines nowadays. He recently received a picture postcard of a scene in his hometown, Cadiz, Ohio. Beneath the picture were the printed words: “Cadiz–Birthplace of Clark Gable.”
From January 1932: One of the screen’s greatest matinee idols–and he wants to be a rolling stone. Sitting on the set, Clark Gable admitted to me he still can’t believe his good fortune–fortune that has enabled him, in one year to play opposite Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Greta Garbo and now Marion Davies. The strange […]
From March 1934: Mrs. Kniffen ‘Has Floating Feeling’ As She Shakes Clark Gable’s Hand Looking up from her tea cup at a bridge tea yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Luther M. Kniffen, attractive young wife of Sheriff Kniffen, electrified the air with a casual “I Met Clark Gable the other day when I was in New York.” […]
From January 1953: Clark Gable’s Christmas present to the animals of Africa was that he is tired of killing and won’t shoot living creatures again, except maybe game birds for eating. Mr. G., now on location for “Mogambo,” has decided that most of his shooting from now on will be with a camera. Don’t know […]
From December 1940: Clark Gable and Bette Davis can eat their Christmas turkey in peace. They may not win Oscars this year, but they have copped a far more important prize, from a viewpoint of financial security, the box-office rating as the most popular actor and actress of 1940. This is the second win for […]
Here’s a Christmassy photo of Clark Gable if there ever was one! I’ve had this photo in my collection for several years: But I had no background info, no date, no location and no idea why on earth Clark Gable would be pulling three seemingly random ladies on a sled. I don’t much like posting […]
From December 1936: Clark Gable’s Christmas gift to Carole Lombard was a thoroughbred three-gaited saddle horse; Carole, still sick in bed, is yearning to try out her latest pet.
From April 1941: One of the reasons, admittedly a minor one, that Clark Gable and Carole Lombard get along so famously is that both see eye to eye on the matter of “dressing up” and putting on the ritz. Framer Gable goes for those dusty old trousers and sweaters in his real farm life as […]
From December 1941: Weeds have so over-run the Clark Gable-Carole Lombard garden, they’re offering cuttings of Tuberous Burdock and Nightblooming Pigweeds to friends.
From November 24, 1960: Clark Gable’s body has been entombed beside the remains of actress Carole Lombard, the third of his five wives. Meanwhile the film star’s will was filed for probate Wednesday in Los Angeles. It describes his estate only as “in excess of $10,000.” All goes to his widow, the former Kay Williams […]