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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...

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Gossip Friday: Praise for The Queen

From October 1938: To her husband she’s Minnie. To her public she’s Myrna Loy, but to Clark Gable she is The Queen. … “At first I was a little afraid...

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Gossip Friday: Pending Engagement

From August 1938: Clark Gable’s second wife, ┬áRhea, has accepted his financial compromise and Mr. Gable will announce his engagement to Carole Lombard before the end of this year. ___...

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Gossip Friday: So’s Your Old Man

From October 1941: Clark Gable and a party of three had gone on a hunting trip up in northern Canada and on their return to the States stopped in a...

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Gossip Friday: Praise From Roz

From July 1941: “[Clark Gable] never once–literally or figuratively–stepped on my toes in the midst of a key scene,” said Miss Russell [of working with Clark in “They Met in...

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Gossip Friday: Good Exercise

From May 1940: “Gone with the Wind” [director Victor Fleming] is now directing Clark (Rhett Butler) Gable in “Boom Town”–and thereby hangs a chucklesome anecdote. Seems that Clark, who unmercifully...

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Gossip Friday: My Philosophy

From December 1940 (Jimmie Fidler): I like Clark Gable’s philosophy: “When I can’t take what is dished out to me, at the dough I’m paid, I’ll be so ashamed of...

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Gossip Friday: Gloves On or Off

From July 1936: A script clerk’s job apparently seems very unimportant–until something goes wrong. For instance: We were “picking up” an exterior night shot. Hundreds of extras were called and...

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Gossip Friday: Namesake Salad

From December 1940: Clark Gable NEVER orders the “Clark Gable Salad” on the MGM cafe menu. ___ The Clark Gable Salad consisted of green chicory chopped with romaine, a deep...