Posts Tagged ‘Clark Gable’

Clark Gable at 109

Monday, February 1st, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Clark Gable would have been 109 today!

 

 

February 1, 1901, Cadiz, Ohio

 

On February 1, 1937, Judy Garland sang “Dear Mr. Gable,” to the actor at an MGM birthday party . The song was so well received it was added to her next film, The Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937). Click below to watch it. 

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving in Hollywood, 1931

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY

How Hollywood stars celebrated Thanksgiving in 1931

 

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Hollywood’s basis for Thanksgiving sometimes ranged from gratitude to an indulgent fate for the renewal of an option to thanks for a new divorce. But whatever the individual cause for thanks. the favored of filmdom in 1931 joined the rest of the country in celebrating the Thanksgiving season.

 

Marlene Dietrich observed the holiday entertaining a few guests and, for the occasion, allowed little Maria to dine with the grown-ups. Others who celebrated quietly at home were Dolores Costello and John Barrymore who entertained Lionel Barrymore and Helene Costello; Kay Francis and her husband, Kenneth McKenna; Buster and Natalie Talmadge Keaton, their two sons, and Norma and Constance Talmadge; Vivian Duncan and Nils Asther and their new daughter, Evelyn. The Robert Montgomery’s, also assisted their young daughter (five-week old Martha who died at 14 months of spinal meningitis) in her first Thanksgiving, while the Reginald Denny’s also had their young son to initiate.

 

Ruth Chatterton and Ralph Forbes travelled to Arrowhead for the occasion. Marie Dressler, accompanied by her house guest, Lady Ravensdale, and Claire du Brey, drove to the desert and dined at the La Quinta Hotel. Wallace Beery spent Thanksgiving in New York, as did Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

 

Clark Gable spent the holiday in the mountains. Jimmy Durante cooked his own turkey, decorating it with  an original dressing, but declining to reveal the recipe.

 

Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels celebrated the day in San Francisco with the opening of Bebe’s play, The Last of Mrs. Cheney. Janet Gaynor was Europe-bound, accompanied by her husband, Lydell Peck and mother. Maurice Chevalier  was joined by his wife, actress Yvonne Vallee,  for his first Thanksgiving. Tallulah Bankhead arrived in town for formal dinner plans. Two new sets of newlyweds — June Collyer and Stuart Erwin and Carole Lombard and William Powell — observed the day at home.

 

Victor MacLaglen presided over a huge dining table which was a part of the Tuder furniture imported from England for his Flintridge home.

 

From several places across the country, the Will Rogers clan collected in time for turkey. Will, Jr. was home from Stanford, and Jimmy arrived from Roswell, New Mexico.

 

Wherever you are and whatever your plans, I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving. 

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Clark Gable’s Grandson Stabbed

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Clark Gable’s grandson stabbed

 

Clark Gable

 (TMZ)

 

UPI
Sept. 8, 2009

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Clark Gable III (above), the grandson and namesake of the late Hollywood screen star, was stabbed in the rib cage during a fight at a party in Calabasas, Calif.
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TMZ reported Tuesday Gable was hospitalized for a week and treated for a lung injury sustained in the brawl last month. His age, occupation and release date from the hospital were not mentioned in the report.

 

One suspect has been arrested and police are looking for a second in connection with stabbing, the entertainment news Web site said.

 

The fight reportedly involved several party guests and started after Gable allegedly insulted someone.

 

His grandfather starred in film classics such as “It Happened One Night,” “Gone with the Wind” and “The Misfits.” He died of a heart attack in 1960 at the age of 59.

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Celebrity Recipes…Clark Gable

Friday, November 7th, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Clark Gable

 

 

  

 

BAKED STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN

 

3 pork tenderloins

Melted butter

2 cups crumbled toasted bread

1/3 cup boiling water

1 egg, beaten lightly

¼ cup butter

½ small onion, minced

½ teaspoon minced parsley

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon celery salt

1/8 teaspoon powdered sage

Sprinkling of salt

 

Split the tenderloins so they will lie flat. Brush with melted butter. Then prepare the following stuffing:

 

Pour boiling water over toasted crumbs (the crumbs should be well moistened) then add beaten eggs, butter, onion, parsley, salt, celery salt, sage and a sprinkling of pepper. Mix all together until light, then spread on pork tenderloins and tie with a string. Arrange in a greased baking dish, sprinkle lightly with salt, put about a half cup of water in bottom of pan and bake at 400 degrees about an hour, or until tender. To serve, cut and remove string. Thicken pan gravy and serve with tenderloins.

 

— Clark Gable

 

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Clark Gable’s Granddaughter…

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

CELEBRITY NEWS

Clark would be so proud!

 

 

Kayley Gable, granddaughter of film legend Clark Gable, had some trouble Monday night fending off gravity.

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Stars Paid to Smoke…

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

FILM HISTORY

Hollywood ‘paid fortune to smoke’

 

 

Tobacco firms paid huge amounts for endorsements from the stars of Hollywood’s “Golden Age”.

 

BBC News
September 25, 2008

 

Industry documents released following anti-smoking lawsuits reveal the extent of the relationship between tobacco and movie studios.

 

One firm paid more than $3m in today’s money in one year to stars.

 

Researchers writing in the Tobacco Control journal said “classic” films of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s still helped promote smoking today.

  

Virtually all of the biggest names of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s were involved in paid cigarette promotion, according to the University of California at San Francisco researchers.

 

They obtained endorsement contracts signed at the times to help them calculate just how much money was involved.

 

According to the research, stars prepared to endorse tobacco included Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Bette Davis and Betty Grable.   (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Obit…Fred Crane

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Fred Crane, 90; actor who wooed Scarlett in ‘Gone With the Wind’

 

 

Fred Crane (left) with Vivian Leigh and George Reeves in Gone With the Wind (1939)

 

He played Brent Tarleton in the 1939 film. Crane later became an announcer on L.A. classical music station KFAC.

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 23, 2008

 

Fred Crane, a former longtime Los Angeles classical music radio announcer who achieved a slice of film immortality when he played one of the handsome Tarleton twins in the 1939 movie classic Gone With the Wind, has died. He was 90.  (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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