Clark Gable: A Biography
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Clark Gable arrived in Hollywood 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, including the great love of his life, Carole Lombard.
In this well-researched and revealing biography, Warren G. Harris gives an exceptionally acute portrait of one of the most memorable actors in the history of motion pictures—whose intimates included such legends as Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Loretta Young, David O. Selznick, Jean Harlow, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy, and Grace Kelly—as well as a vivid sense of the glamour and excess of mid-century Hollywood.
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company known as the Astoria Players, came to Portland to hire actors for its
summer tour. Billy decided to audition when some of his Red Lantern friends did.
With his employee discount at the store where he worked, he purchased a suit ...
Three weeks into the tour the box-office treasurer absconded with all the receipts.
The Astoria Players tried to struggle on, but without cash reserves Jewell quickly
went bust and closed down. Actress Lucille Schumann's parents lived in ...
MacLoon and his director-wife, Lillian Albertson, who were casting minor
nonspeaking parts for a West Coast tour of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Acting the title roles would be two of America's greatest stage stars, Jane Cowl
and Rollo ...
Even more preposterous, according to Cowl's friends, is the story that during the
tour she promoted Gable to the plum role of Mercutio. Her friends believed that
Cowl was too great a star, and too aware of her glorious reputation, to risk
After The Copperhead Gable got more than he bargained for when he auditioned
for a supporting role in Madame X, a phenomenally popular French play by
Alexandre Bisson that made frequent West Coast tours. It was first staged on ...
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