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The Resource Gable and Lombard, [by] Warren G. Harris

Gable and Lombard, [by] Warren G. Harris

Label
Gable and Lombard
Title
Gable and Lombard
Statement of responsibility
[by] Warren G. Harris
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was the all-time all-American virility symbol, perhaps the most successful male actor of his time, the acknowledged "King" of Hollywood in the hungry 1930s; she was the great all-American sex symbol, a tough-talking, beautiful blonde at the height of stardom, "America's Madcap Playgirl #1." He was separated from his wife; she had divorced William Powell ("The son of a bitch is acting even when he takes his pajamas off!") and was recovering from the death of her friend Russ Columbo, accidentally shot in one of Hollywood's more bizarre and notorious scandals. They fell in love in 1936 (a leap year) at the full-dress White Mayfair Hollywood society ball. Until then, she had thought him stuffy; he had objected to her profane language and boisterous public behavior. The next day she had a pair of doves sneaked into his hotel room while he slept, and before long they were obviously, publicly, happily in love, to the pleasure of several million fans and the rage of Louis B. Mayer, Gable's boss, who feared a scandal. Soon they were living together, and America's number one blonde bombshell was learning to hunt, ride, shoot and fish, while Gable sweated out his divorce and suffered through the skirmishing that preceded the filming of Gone With the Wind, worrying about a role he found uncomfortable, but which was to crown his reputation. Together, they make for a book that is lusty, funny, and full of the glittering gossip and real-life tragedy that occur only in Hollywood lives. This book is the story of two otherwise quite ordinary American kids who somehow grew up to become Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, fell in love, married, and lived happily until the day in 1942 when Lombard was killed in a plane crash, plunging the United States into a mourning that eclipsed the war news and leaving Gable a lonely man whose last wish was to be buried beside his beloved Carole. Packed with anecdotes about famous stars, famous houses, famous movies, and famous parties, Gable and Lombard is at once a triumph of nostalgia and a brilliant retelling of romantic legend that seemed to many Americans of the time more real than life itself--and more romantic than the movies--but which was, in fact, simply a love story.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Warren G
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.G3
LC item number
H3
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gable, Clark
  • Lombard, Carole
  • Gable, Clark
  • Lombard, Carole
  • Gable, Clark
  • Lombard, Carole
  • Gable, Clark
  • Lombard, Carole
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • California
  • California
  • United States
  • Gable, Clark
  • Lombard, Carole, 1901-1960. 1908-1942
Label
Gable and Lombard, [by] Warren G. Harris
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00943468
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780671217440
Lccn
74000117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780671217440
  • (OCoLC)00943468
Label
Gable and Lombard, [by] Warren G. Harris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00943468
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780671217440
Lccn
74000117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780671217440
  • (OCoLC)00943468

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