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Gossip Friday: All Wet

From January 1935: Clark Gable is well aware that the life of a movie star is not a bed of roses; but, nevertheless, he got a surprise while he was...

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Gossip Friday: Matchmaking Stew

From 1949: Ada Dodge, charming hostess, claims that it was her famous “Chuck Wagon Stew” that was responsible for bringing Ann Sheridan and Clark Gable together for some fun and...

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Gossip Friday: An Ol’ Smoothie

From 1949: Admiring eyes were glued on Clark Gable when he made of his rare nightclub appearances at Mocambo. And we wish you too could have seen that ol’smoothie dancing...

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Gossip Friday: Praise from Laughton

A reporter discusses actors and actresses with Charles Laughton, April 1935: “One thing certainly prejudices me [against stars], and that’s personality. If I meet a star and dislike him very...

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Gossip Friday: Glare from the Audience

From January 1938: My eyes are still weak from the glare of the diamond bracelet Clark Gable gave Carole Lombard and which she wore when her hero appeared on a...

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Gossip Friday: Sharing the Burden of Riches

From August 1936: People who are wealthy always have relatives or friends who are willing to share the burden of riches. In the case of married masculine stars, trouble ensues...

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Gossip Friday: Crawford vs. Shearer

From November 1936: Interest in the alleged feud between Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer is revived by the announcement that Joan is to challenge direct comparison with her rival by...

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Gossip Friday: Too Much Gable

Fan letter from August 1936: I think that Clark Gable’s popularity will decrease rapidly if he continues to appear on the screen as frequently as he does at present. I...

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Gossip Friday: From One Hitchhiker to Another

From July 1936: Usually, in Hollywood, when one lends money, it is never repaid. Clark Gable, however, recently had a different experience. Nearly two years ago, the star, whilst driving...

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Gossip Friday: Sylvia and Louella Go Visiting

From August 1950, Louella Parsons: I went with Sylvia Gable to the MGM lot the very first time she lunched with Clark at the studio–and I’ve never enjoyed a round...