Letter to the editor, from December 1931:
I think Clark Gable is taking the movie world by storm! He’s marvelous! Handsome and everything a movie fan wants!
But–why on earth can’t he ever have a likable part in a picture? He was miscast in “Laughing Sinners;” imagine Gable in a Salvation Army garb!!! He was great in the “Secret Six” but he had a dislikable role. He was marvelous as the polished gambler in “A Free Soul” but imagine how the feminine hearts sank when he was shot after doing all that marvelous acting.
In the future let us see Clark taking the male lead. Then watch his rise to stardom!!!
~Sue, Pomona, Calif.
Sue, how right you were…