From January 1940:
Prime of the month—came from Robert Taylor, at the expense of Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy. Seems the three of them were lunching together, and Gable and Tracy were”riding” Taylor about being in line for the draft if America goes into the war. They razzed him and [...]
This month, Clark Gable is a womanizin’ oil chaser, Spencer Tracy is his long-suffering best pal, Claudette Colbert is his best girl, and Hedy Lamarr is his sidedish in Boom Town.
Gable is “Big John” McMasters and Tracy is “Square John” Sand, or as Big John [...]
From September 1940:
Living in Hollywood is more or less like renting a perpetual reserved room in a madhouse. At 8am of a Sunday this journalist drove to Fox Hills golf course for his usual weekly game, still half asleep. Approaching the first tee he [...]
This month, Clark Gable is a fearless flyer, Myrna Loy is his worried wife and Spencer Tracy is his brooding sidekick in Test Pilot.
Clark is Jim Lane, a boozing, womanizing army test pilot who walks to the [...]
From January 1941:
You won’t find two greater pranksters in all of Hollywood than Clark Gable and
Spencer Tracy. So when Spencer returned to town from a trip to New York and
found an invitation to dine with the Gables, he knew there was something [...]
74 years ago this month, lovebirds Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were among the throngs of celebrities attending the world premiere of MGM’s Marie Antoinette at the Carthay Circle Theater in Hollywood (no longer standing, sadly.) The film has been on MGM’s drawing table for years; a pet project of producer Irving Thalberg, [...]
From December 1939:
Those who scoffed at the idea of screen stars accepting political offices as mayors of small valley towns are taking it back in large doses these days. And all because Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Al Jolson are men who mean business. After a [...]
Some of my favorite finds when I am scouring through old fan magazines are candids of random stars together. “I never knew that Blank ever even met Blank!” I often think, particularly now during “awards show season”, how the generations to come won’t feel similar joy, since there are thousands of pictures taken at every [...]
“No one, not even Brando, has ever approached Gable. He’s the king–and he always will be.” ~Joan Crawford
Clark Gable died of a heart attack 51 years ago today, at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital.
Clark Gable, All-Time King of Movie Stars, Dies of Heart Attack
by James Bacon
Forest Lawn Glendale is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! I have heard this before, of course, but this is one of those times where words don’t do it justice. Founded in 1906, the memorial park is famous for its vast collection of sculpture and art, as well as for being one of the first cemeteries [...]
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