Clark Gable Parnell
Clark on the set of Parnell

 From May 1937:

Never has Clark Gable taken a role more seriously than “Parnell.” For the three days he was filming Parnell’s death, he went around looking like a ghost. He wouldn’t even ride his bike. He just gloomed. On top of that, he had a very bad cold.

Late one afternoon frantic calls from newspapers besieged MGM demanding to know the truth about a rumor that Gable was dead. Gable replied from the Beverly Wilshire that the Gable rumor was garbled.

 The moment the picture was finished, Gable dashed for the Arizona mountains on a hunting trip with Ted Tetrach of the property department, to be gone two weeks.

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If they thought he was gloomy then, they should have seen him after the film flopped!

Lots of new pictures in the gallery this week. I am beginning to upload the pictures from my Los Angeles trip, many more than appeared in the blog posts.

Happy Veterans Day!