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Gossip Friday: Not For Sale

From December 1941: The dilapidated automobile that Carole Lombard gave Clark Gable is “not for sale at any price,” Gable told salesmen and souvenir hunters. Specifically, he refused $1,000 for...

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Gossip Friday: Stylin’

From February 1938: Tailors of the nation cast a practiced eye over some of America’s celebrities Tuesday and measured up 10 men, including President Roosevelt, for sartorial honors. The President...

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Gossip Friday: En Route to Pheasants

From October 1941: Clark Gable, the movie star, and his equally famous wife, Carole Lombard, paused briefly at the Omaha airport Tuesday night enroute to Watertown, North Dakota, where Gable...

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Gossip Friday: Still Kicking

From March 1941: Clark Gable’s still kicking That regularly recurring report of Clark Gable’s death was going the rounds again this week; the rumor originated in Georgia this time and...

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Gossip Friday: Not a Natural Hoofer

From January 1939: Clark Gable’s feet have been problem children ever since he can remember. “The jams they have gotten me into would fill a book,” he said. But from...

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Gossip Friday: Informality Rules

From April 1941: If Carole Lombard calls you on the phone and tells you that she and Clark Gable would like to have you come up to their San Fernando...

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Gossip Friday: Too Old

From October 1939: Clark Gable,┬áSpencer Tracy and Robert Taylor were discussing the war the other day in the studio cafe. Tracy said: “Well, Taylor, I suppose you’ll be the first...

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Gossip Friday: Acrobat Over Queen

From February 1939: Norma Shearer has found an acrobat is more popular than a queen, taking the grosses of “Marie Antoinette” and “Idiot’s Delight” into consideration. Of course, in the...

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Gossip Friday: First Shot in the Can

From January 1935: Twentieth Century’s “Call of the Wild” went into production at the United Artists studios yesterday with Director William Wellman making something of a record by putting away...

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Gossip Friday: Hitting the Road

From January 1935: Oddly enough, Hollywood, the film capital which is not a city, cannot be reached via railroad–except by freight train! Clark Gable and Jim Tully–one a screen idol,...