From December 1949:
You can believe this or not—but we actually saw Clark Gable lunching alone in the MGM commissary—and all around him pretty gals who would have been delighted to keep him company. There was quite a glamour gang scattered around at the various tables—the three [...]
Clark Gable’s home state of Ohio will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind this October! Patrick Curtis and Mickey Kuhn (toddler Beau and child Beau in the film) will be in attendance!
Friday, October 3 at the Cadiz Country Club in Cadiz, Ohio:
5:30pm–Dinner, Play and Open Forum [...]
Here is an article from Photoplay magazine in February 1940 in which Clark dispels some rumors about Vivien Leigh, his feelings toward playing Rhett Butler, and his marriage to Carole Lombard.
On the challenge of playing Rhett Butler:
“…my mind was preoccupied with Rhett Butler. He had me plenty worried, [...]
This month, Clark is a hard gamblin’ hard drinkin’ woman chasin’ shyster, Spencer Tracy is his best friend the priest and Jeanette MacDonald is the saintly opera singer who steals his heart in San Francisco.
Gable is Blackie Norton, a ruthless saloon-keeper in 1906 San Francisco, proud of [...]
From November 1939: One cold, fall night not long ago, an auto court manager in a small California mountain town rented a bearded man and his wife a cabin for one night. The manager didn’t pay much attention to the man, or the beard, because every male in town was growing one for the annual Fiesta. [...]
As everyone as heard by now, screen legend Lauren Bacall died this week at the age of 89. Known for her whistling, partying with the Rat Pack, legendary romance with Humphrey Bogart and that steely stare, Lauren’s death leaves a void in Hollywood. Glamour that can not be copied.
Although Lauren did not [...]
Ever heard the rumor that Clark Gable got George Cukor fired as the director of Gone with the Wind because George was gay and Clark had such an inflated ego he wanted his own friend Vic Fleming to diret him instead?
I hash out the rumor in this post from 2012:
Silver Screen magazine “points with pride” to Clark, in April 1939:
In The Lists Of The “Ten Best,” Clark Gable Is Always Among Those Present.
All the misguided promotion ideas that usually leave the actor booked for Oblivion were tried on Clark Gable, but he out-lasted them all. He was Great-Lovered and Parnelled, [...]
From September 1951:
Clark Gable will be too busy to brood, even if he were inclined to, over the divorce from Sylvia. He’ll do his first costume picture since “Gone with the Wind,” called “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table,” in which he’ll portray [...]
Let’s take a look at the stars of Gone with the Wind before they starred in their iconic roles 75 years ago…
Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O’Hara)
Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Wilkes)
Ann Rutherford (Carreen O’Hara)
Evelyn Keyes (Suellen O’Hara)
Leslie Howard (Ashley Wilkes)
Barbara O’Neill (Ellen [...]
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