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Gossip Friday: Scouting a Star

From July 1941: Because Clark Gable and Carole Lombard interested themselves in his career, tall handsome Reed Hadley, who hails from Texas via New York theatre and radio acting stopovers,...

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Gossip Friday: Private Showing

From February 1941: Two years ago Gable married Carole Lombard and they moved onto a twenty-two acre farm at Encino in the San Fernando Valley.  The Gables seem to hit...

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Gossip Friday: A Pain in the Eye

From January 1942: A hot rumor that Clark Gable was in one of the local hospitals under an assumed name suffering with eye inflammation kept this writer busy. After spending...

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Gossip Friday: Charitable Pair

From December 1941: Charity has a big place in Hollywood’s Christmas. The English group sends food and clothing to Britain, give gag presents to friends. Leaders are the Rathbones, the...

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Gossip Friday: Keeping Spirits Up

From December 1941: Through these tense days, Carole Lombard has certainly kept the crew and cast on the stage of “To Be Or Not To Be”in a howling good humor...

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Gossip Friday: A Tooth for a Shoulder

From January 1941: Baltimore–Dr. Louis Hamman said today Clark Gable would have a tooth extracted in an effort to cure a shoulder ailment that actor has suffered since 1937.  Gable,...

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Gossip Friday: Frequent Vistor

From November 1941: The career question is no longer hot among the older, more established star marriages. The Robert Taylors rarely visit each other’s set, but Carole Lombard is a...

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Gossip Friday: Serious Farmers

From May 1941: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard are taking their farming more seriously than ever. They’re looking for a ranch in Oregon now. 

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Gossip Friday: Laughing Visitor

From June 1941: There is one laugh in Hollywood you can never mistake–Carole Lombard’s.  I hear it when I come onto the “Honky Tonk” set at MGM, and sure enough,...

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Gossip Friday: No Buffalo

From January 1942: Solicitous cowboy friends keep sending Carole Lombard buffalo steaks. She hates ’em.