Clark Gable, in Pictures: Candid Images of the Actor’s Life

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McFarland, Oct 14, 2011 - Performing Arts - 208 pages
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From the very beginning of Clark Gable’s screen career, the life of the glamorous film star came under the scrutiny of the camera. While audiences are familiar with the public Gable as seen through the studio lens, the private Gable as seen in photos taken by members of the public, friends, and family is much less known. This collection of candid photographs, many of them published here for the first time, has been compiled by biographer Chrystopher J. Spicer from his archives and from sources around the world. As with Spicer’s acclaimed centenary biography Clark Gable (McFarland, 2002), this volume provides rare insight into the life of the man behind the star.
 

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User Review  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

A nice pictorial compilation of Gable organized around topics as opposed to a straight through bio. A lot of the pictures not probably seen by many yet many probably missing that would have added to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fjumonvi - LibraryThing

Clark Gable (1901-1960) was a man's man, fond of outdoor sports, fast cars, and beautiful women. He was also a woman's man, ruggedly handsome, suave, and exuding sex appeal. It is little wonder that ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Early Life
5
Acting Life
23
Military Life
66
Recreational Life
89
Fast Life
106
Social Life
147
Married Life
162
Epilogue
185
Index
189
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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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