Clark Gable, in Pictures: Candid Images of the Actor’s Life
“These distinctively personal images are themselves informative, and Spicer provides a richly detailed narrative to accompany them. Delving into each major area of Gables’s life…Spicer presents an impressive amount of information…this is a thoroughly researched work with great visual appeal that illuminates some of the less emphasized aspects of Gable’s life. Spicer’s empathetic and comprehensive portrait will certainly resonate with Gable fans as well as film historians and enthusiasts and will find a permanent place in both popular and special collections”—Library Journal
“Engaging and fascinating opportunity to peak into what seems like part family album and part behind the scenes look at the man who was know as the King of Hollywood”—Twenty Four Frames.
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
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Clark Gable, in Pictures: Candid Images of the Actor's Life
Chrystopher J. Spicer
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