MGM studio portrait of Clark Gable, early 1930s.
Clark Gable, W.C. Fields and Greta Garbo help books come to life at the library after Midnight in Have You Got Any Castles? (1938)
Clark Gable admires Carole Lombard’s legs in “No Man Of Her Own” (1932)
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
Happy Birthday, Clark Gable - (February 1rst, 1901 - November 16th, 1960)
“I was pretty sore because they insisted on taping my ears back. One day, in a scene with Garbo, the tape snapped loose and one ear flapped in the breeze. That was the end of the taping.”
Carole Lombard, with Commissioner - Happy Birthday! (October 6th, 1908 - January 16th, 1942)
Carole Lombard had a little dachshund named Commissioner who was devoted to her, and ignored Clark Gable completely. After her death in 1942, the dog would not leave Gable’s side.
Happy Birthday, Carole Lombard! (October 6th, 1908 - January 16th, 1942) <3
Just before her relationship with Clark Gable began in earnest, Carole read and loved the book “Gone With the Wind”. Excited, she sent a copy of the book to Gable, with a note attached reading “Let’s do it!”. Gable wrongly assumed she was making a sexual advance to him, and called Carole to organize a date. When he found out Carole wanted to make a film of the book with him as Rhett Butler and herself as Scarlett, he refused, and kept the copy of the book she had given him thereafter in his bathroom.
Claudette Colbert (September 13th, 1903 -July 30th, 1996) and Clark Gable in “It Happened One Night” (1934)
“I was so happy to be within two feet of him.” - Claudette Colbert about Clark Gable
Louis B Mayer (July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957)
on the MGM set of 1938’s Too Hot To Handle with Myrna Loy, Clark Gable and crew