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Misfits

Gossip Friday: At His Peak

  From October 1960: Travelers back from Nevada, where they watched “The Misfits” shooting, say the big news is the way Clark Gable looks–fit and handsome, and at his absolute...

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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...

Gossip Friday: A Friend to Reed

Gossip Friday: A Friend to Reed

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: Lombard Camping Co.

From September 1940: Before Clark Gable was married, he would go on a hunting trip by tossing a sleeping bag and guns into an auto and whizzing away. Since his...

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Gossip Friday: Star Ranchers

From November 1940: Most publicized star-ranchers are Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, who can’t pick an orange or feed a hen without having to pose for a picture. So many...

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Gossip Friday: Mystery Flowers

From August 1936: Red Camellias for Carole Lombard. There’s a romance there, but Hollywood has been unable to learn the name of the man. Each morning during the past week...

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Happy 109th, Carole Lombard!

Happy Birthday, Carole Lombard! To celebrate, since it’s Friday too, here are some gossip items about Carole’s birthday over the years, some I’ve printed before, some I haven’t: From 1931:...

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Gossip Friday: Shoes and a Ham

From January 1933: On last day of “No Man of Her Own” production, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard exchange gag gifts…Carole to Clark was huge ham with picture thereon..Gable to...

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Gossip Friday: Grounded in Albuquerque

From September 1941: Two old hunting pals spent a few hours in Albuquerque Monday, after their eastbound plane was grounded by bad weather–and Alvarado hotel employees were almost swamped by...

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Gossip Friday: A Real Knockout

From October 1936: Clark Gable has been offered $50,000 to fight Max Baer, former world’s heavyweight champion. He says he may accept it if he finds he has enough time...