From September 1934:
There is no accounting for strange accidents. Take what happened to Clark Gable for example. Clark has hunted bears and lions in the most dangerous mountain-lands. He has enacted scores of hazardous stunts for movie cameras. Throughout these experiences, he has never been scathed.
Carole Lombard Gable died 73 years ago today, at the young age of 33. Her sudden death in a plane crash shocked the nation, stunned Hollywood and devastated her husband.
From June 1954:
Clark Gable and Virginia Grey have resumed their long, long romance. If there is to be a fifth Mrs. Clark Gable this year, the Grey lass seems to be leading the field.
There was quite a lot of excitement around when Clark Gable […]
This cartoon appeared in Screenland magazine in 1933:
Just as sure as not
You’ll find John on his yacht
Developing seaworthy legs.
And spending his time,
Without reason or rhyme,
With his rarest collection of eggs.
You cannot ignore,
In this group of four,
The personal hobby of […]
From November 1949:
Paulette [Goddard], of course, has found her true love at last, or so she claims, in Clark Gable and this romance, which started with a gag blind date, has flourished so that Paulette didn’t even want to leave for Mexico for a picture commitment. However, […]
From April 1937:
The sudden rush on holiday toy shops was not due entirely to the holiday season. Clark Gable started it when he began buying dolls and sending them to people–Carole Lombard and Madeline Fields were the first recipients–with the announcement, “This is the way you […]
75 years ago, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were celebrating their very first Christmas as a married couple. To commemorate the occasion, Carole gifted Clark with a silver cup:
The item was recently auctioned, with an estimate of $400-$600 and ended up going for $3,250!
The auction listing stated: […]
This week, here is a repost of a post I did in 2010 detailing the Los Angeles premiere of Gone with the Wind, which took place December 29, 1939. Carole Lombard, in a gold gown, was the belle of the ball on Clark Gable’s arm! See who else attended and what the wore…
From December 1933:
Clark Gable laughed at this, so I suppose I am safe passing it along. I mean this paragraph from a letter from Jean Betty Huber, a Gable fan:
“We took snapshots. One pose especially was good; I was garbed in slacks and had […]
Clark Gable and Gone with the Wind producer David O. Selznick didn’t exactly always see eye-to-eye (to put it mildly), but nonetheless David let bygones be bygones and gifted Clark with this gorgeous Tiffany’s cigarette case for Christmas in 1939:
“Presented to Clark Gable at the […]
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