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Gossip Friday: Causing an Uproar

Since tomorrow is Veterans Day, here is an item that appeared in October 1943: Clark Gable Throws Pentagon Into Uproar As He Talks War It was colossal! The army may have...

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Clark Gable’s Speech at Officer Candidate School Graduation

Clark Gable headed off to Miami to attend Officers Candidate School right after being sworn into the Army in August 1942. He finished 700th in a class of 2,500. At the...

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America’s Number One Glamour Boy Marches Like The Rest of Them

In honor of Veterans Day…. One of the random things I have in my possession is a collection of letters from a man named Bud, who was in Air Corps Officer...

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Veterans Day: Speaking of Heroes

A letter from the editor of Photoplay magazine, November 1942: Speaking of Heroes There isn’t a movie-goer among us who didn’t respond with quick emotion when Clark Gable enlisted as...

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70 Years Ago Today, Clark Gable Joins the Army

Within weeks of Carole Lombard’s untimely death in January 1942, rumors swirled that Clark Gable was going to give up Hollywood for good and take off for the Armed Forces...

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{New Article} 1942: Why Gable Wants to Fight

This article drums over the reasons Clark would want to join the army and whether or not he should. A mute point, of course, since by the time this article...

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Gossip Friday: Applause for a Soldier

From March 1943: Here in my [Hollywood columnist Jimmie Fidler] office, I’ve literally got a ceiling on letters–they’re piled that high! Practically every one of them requests news about our Hollywood...

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{New Article} 1943: Captain Gable, Grim and Gay

I have so many WWII-era articles to upload it will probably take me until I am old and gray to get them all up on the site. Let’s hope not....