Clark Gable: A Biography
Harmony Books, 2002 - 408
There really was a Hollywood, a place of fashionable men and gorgeous women and the all-powerful studio system that allowed them to defy the conventions that governed the rest of the country. Clark Gable arrived there after a rough-and-tumble youth, and his breezy, big-boned, everyman persona quickly made him the town's "King." He was a gambler among gamblers, a heavy drinker in the days when everyone drank seemingly all the time, and a lover to legions of the most attractive women in the most glamorous business in the world.
In this well-researched and revealing biography, Warren G. Harris gives us an exceptionally acute portrait of one of the most memorable actors in the history of motion pictures, as well as a sure sense of the milieu and the times of mid-century Hollywood. More than anything else, one is struck by the romance of the era--the glamour and the excess, the playfulness and the lust. The people who were Gable's intimates are legends in their own right: Loretta Young, Marion Davies, David O. Selznick, Jean Harlow, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, and the list goes on and on.
Clark Gable reveals newly uncovered information about Gable's illegitimate daughter, his relationship with Joan Crawford, and his great love for Carole Lombard, his third wife.
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Thalberg had intended the backstage melodrama for Joan Crawford , but
Selznick wanted to replace her with Jean Harlow , who ' d just done wonderful
work for him in Dinner at Eight . When Crawford found out , she confronted
Selznick , who ...
Manhattan Melodrama was Gable ' s first stint with director Woodbridge Strong
Van Dyke II , who signed his work as W . S . Van Dyke and had the studio
nickname “ One - Take Woody . ” A veteran of silent westerns , which he often
shot two at ...
Manhattan Melodrama introduced Gable to a thirteen - year - old freelancer
named Mickey Rooney , who portrayed him as a youth in the first part of the
movie . Needless to say , they never shared a scene , but Rooney landed an
MGM contract ...
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Veteran Hollywood biographer Harris, who wrote Gable and Lombard in 1974, now gives Clark Gable a thoroughly engaging bio all to himself.Born in 1901, the only child of an oil speculator in rural Ohio ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
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A recent trend in Hollywood biographies is to abandon the tabloid style in favor of a more scholarly approach. These two new biographies on Clark Gable follow this trend. Harris (Gable and Lombard ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
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