June 22, 2008 at 8pm on Turner Classic Movies - A MUST SEE FOR ALL GABLE FANS: the great 1935 MGM version of Mutiny on the Bounty with Clark Gable, Franchot Tone and Charles Laughton. It'is the rousing adventure story of the sailing of the H. M. S. Bounty in 1787 and was adapted from the first two volumes of the Charles Nordhoff-James Norman Hall 1932 best seller. The film was almost two years in the making, attaining an expenditure of almost $2 million - an extremely high budget at the time. Much of the overhead went into Lloyd's insistence upon authentic locale shooting in the South Pacific.
February 17, 2008 - Finally, the
Gable/Norma Shearer film,
Free Soul is coming out on DVD as part of the TCM
Archives - Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 2 (which
includes the films, The Divorcee / A Free Soul / Night Nurse
/ Three on a Match /Female). This title will be released on
March 25, 2008.
January 1, 2008 - Start of a new
year with a complete update of the entire site to include new
photos, new DVD's for purchase, and a new section of video clips
and trailers from Gable films. Please visit this new section
June, 2006 - Lots of new Gable
DVD's available this summer.
Click here to see them!
Release about these new DVD's. Also visit the Warner's
Home Video site for additional information.
Also added a video clip of Gable about
his breaking into the film industry..
22, 2006 - Click here to
see information about the upcoming sale at Christie's New
York of Gable and Lombard artifacts - June 22, 2006.
Click here to read the Press
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - FORGET movies such as Citizen
Kane, Casablanca and The
regularly lead the critics' top 100 lists. ©2005 The
The greatest movie of all time, according
to US box office receipts adjusted for inflation, is the 1939
Civil War romantic epic Gone With the Wind, starring
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Ticket prices in the US in 1939
were an average 23¢ when the movie, revived numerous times
since, grossed $US198.7 million – $US1.29 billion
($1.68 billion) on today's figures, according to Empire magazine.
read more here...
Friday, July 15, 2005 - What's the deal on undershirts?
The chasm between what Clark Gable did and what a professional
haberdasher (merchants who sell men’s clothing) does
could be bridged with one good all-cotton undershirt.
Film idol Clark Gable of “Gone With The Wind” fame eternally will be connected to the line of dialogue, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.” But you would not have known that five years earlier in 1934 when the young actor starred with Claudette Colbert in the romantic comedy, “It
Happened One Night.”
In one fell swoop, as he unbuttoned his shirt preparing for
bed before the cameras, moviegoers learned that — gasp! — Gable
was not wearing an undershirt.
Several historical sources claim that undershirt sales the
following year plummeted 75 percent following Gable’s
coup, though an urban legends Web site disputes it.
Find out more...