From July 1941: “[Clark Gable] never once–literally or figuratively–stepped on my toes in the midst of a key scene,” said Miss Russell [of working with Clark in “They Met in Bombay”], “He never tried to ‘throw’ me by altering his actions or his voice unexpectedly. And he never once gave me that superior ‘down the […]
From May 1940: “Gone with the Wind” [director Victor Fleming] is now directing Clark (Rhett Butler) Gable in “Boom Town”–and thereby hangs a chucklesome anecdote. Seems that Clark, who unmercifully ribbed Fleming during the filming of “Gone” by charging him with slave-driving tactice, has been harping on the same theme during “Boom Town.” The other […]
From December 1940 (Jimmie Fidler): I like Clark Gable’s philosophy: “When I can’t take what is dished out to me, at the dough I’m paid, I’ll be so ashamed of myself that I won’t have to be fired–I’ll quit!”
From July 1936: A script clerk’s job apparently seems very unimportant–until something goes wrong. For instance: We were “picking up” an exterior night shot. Hundreds of extras were called and many “bit” people were on the set. Suddenly [director W.S.] Van Dyke asks, “Did Clark Gable have the gloves on or off as he was […]
From December 1940: Clark Gable NEVER orders the “Clark Gable Salad” on the MGM cafe menu. ___ The Clark Gable Salad consisted of green chicory chopped with romaine, a deep covering of hard-boiled eggs and a circle of slivered beets with French dressing. Yuck.
From October 1941: Carole Lombard was “burned up” today over radio movie gossip reports that 1. She was critically ill, And 2. That she was going to get a divorce from her husband, Clark Gable. She was perfectly well, said Miss Lombard, and neither she nor Mr. Gable had any intention of getting a divorce. […]
From November 1941: Carole Lombard is a girl who keeps her promises. When she and Clark Gable were married she said that she would never make a film while Gable was on vacation–since she wanted to travel and hunt with him. Recently she was signed to star in the Lubitsch-directed film, “To Be or Not […]
Hello everyone! Today, July 1, marks the eighth anniversary of the site! Shocking to me, I can’t believe it’s been that long. I apologize to all fans for the lack of updates so far this year. I have not given up on my commitment to this site. Some serious personal things came up and sometimes […]
From June 1941: There have also been reports that C. Gable and Carole Lombard are expecting. The forthright Carole says, “I’m sorry it isn’t true. And when it is I’ll be the first to know about it and I’ll be the first to tell about it.”
From February 1937: Carole Lombard’s birthday present to Clark Gable was an automobile trailer to carry his saddle horse. Being practical, Carole sent the blueprints first for Clark to okay. The trailer will be constructed along deluxe lines and will hook onto the back of the star’s new station wagon.