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Spotlight on: Norma Shearer

It is quite common to read that Clark Gable slept with every one of his leading ladies. And while that statement has been buzzing around for so long that many...

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Carole Lombard Roundup!

I have done Carole Lombard Month the past five years and I know how past posts get lost in the shuffle, so here is a round-up of past items about...

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Spotlight on: Suzanne Dadolle

French model Suzanne Dadolle doesn’t rank among Carole Lombard, Joan Crawford or Grace Kelly as one of Clark Gable’s great love affairs. But she was on Clark’s arm for over a...

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{The Brown Derby Restaurant} Part 3: Eating at the Brown Derby

Recently my husband and I strolled into the Vine Street Brown Derby and glanced at the hundreds of caricatures lining the walls while we were led to our u-shaped brown booth....

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{The Brown Derby Restaurant} Part 2: Cooking for Clark Gable

I wrote earlier about the history of the Brown Derby Restaurant as well as it’s importance in Clark Gable history. And since it was his favorite restaurant, I couldn’t help but...

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{The Brown Derby Restaurant} Part 1: The History

This post is Part One of a series of posts I will be doing regarding Clark Gable’s favorite restaurant in Hollywood, The Brown Derby. The Brown Derby Restaurant was a...

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Clark Gable and the Almost-Scarlett: Paulette Goddard

In the post-war, post-Carole years, Clark Gable had a full dance card—dating actresses, script girls and socialites. And one former Gone with the Wind hopeful: the spirited Paulette Goddard. Paulette,...

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Spotlight on: Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon, a British/Indian actress probably best known for her portrayal of Cathy in Wuthering Heights (1939), is an interesting person in Gable history. No, they were never paired together...

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Spotlight on: Ginger Rogers

Today marks the 100th birthday of Hollywood legend Ginger Rogers. Truly a triple threat, Ginger could dance, sing and actually act, when given the oppurtunity. Best known for hoofin’ it...

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{Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blogathon} Spotlight on: Vivien Leigh

As is Gone with the Wind folklore, producer David Selznick’s search for the perfect Scarlett O’Hara reached far and wide, cost thousands of dollars and took years. Every female star auditioned...