Clark Gable: Biography, Filmography, Bibliography

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McFarland, Jan 15, 2002 - Performing Arts - 360 pages
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"Clark Gable is a man de-classed. You can't guess in any way where he came from or what he was." Frank Taylor, producer of Gable's last film, The Misfits (1961), said this of the man who, to many people, will forever be Southern gentleman Rhett Butler of Gone with the Wind. This work tells Gable's life story, from his birth in 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to his death in 1960 in Hollywood. It chronicles his stage career, and of course gives information on every one of his films. His family background, his development as a person, the many romances including five marriages, and his relationships with friends and co-workers are all explored in detail. The sources used and the bibliography are fully annotated.
 

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Growing
12
The Player
23
Franz Dorfler
32
The Apprentice
41
Clark and
55
New Man New World
68
Possessed
80
3
181
12
199
23
206
32
213
41
225
44
237
55
252
68
295

Quiet Interlude
92
It Happened One Year
101
Call of the Wild
112
Lift Up Your Golden Gate
126
Who Do You Think
140
The King
161
101
305
112
311
Bibliography
333
126
339
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Chrystopher J. Spicer has written extensively about Australian and American film and history. He teaches writing and communication at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

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