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Gossip Friday: Shave and a Haircut

From October 1950: King Clark Gable was sans shave-and-a-haircut for quite a spell before “Across the Wide Missouri” started filming in the wilds of Montana. You’ll see that man with...

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March Movie of the Month: They Met in Bombay (1941)

This month, Clark Gable is a thief chasing jewelry and fellow swindler Rosalind Russell in They Met in Bombay. Gable is Gerald Meldrick, a jewel thief who has trailed a...

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Gone with the Wednesday: Repost–Gone with the Wind Hits Los Angeles

This week, here is a repost of a post I did in 2010 detailing the Los Angeles premiere of Gone with the Wind, which took place December 29, 1939. Carole...

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Gone with the Wednesday: Merry Christmas from David O. Selznick

Clark Gable and Gone with the Wind producer David O. Selznick didn’t exactly always see eye-to-eye (to put it mildly), but nonetheless David let bygones be bygones and gifted Clark...

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Gone with the Wednesday: 45 Atlanta Premiere Facts

1. Tickets for the premiere went on sale at Loews Grand Theater on November 18, 1939. 2. The premiere festivities lasted from December 13-15, 1939. 3. Ann Rutherford (Careen O’Hara)...

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Gone with the Wednesday: On the Set

Photos from the set of Gone with the Wind:

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Gone with the Wednesday: Gone with the Turkey

In what has become a yearly tradition, AMC (American Movie Classics) is showing a full day of Gone with the Wind today, the day before Thanksgiving! It will air starting...

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Gone with the Wednesday: My Film Passion

In 2013, I participated in a blogathon that asked to describe the film that peaked your interest in classic films. My choice was, of course, Gone with the Wind. Read...

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Gone with the Wednesday: It Pays to Advertise

Here’s just a small representation of the many kinds of posters used to promote Gone with the Wind upon it’s release and re-release:

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November Movie of the Month: It Started in Naples (1960)

This month, it’s Clark Gable and Sophia Loren romping around the beautiful Capri scenery in It Started in Naples. Clark is Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer who travels to Rome...