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Clark Gable

Today’s Hottie is a vintage one – since we didn’t give you a Wednesday Vintage yesterday (Mari was busy buying vintage in Prague, and Elin and I were busy envying her). But, enough about us – let’s look at the man of the hour (or at least of the next few minutes): Clark Gable.

Clark Gable (1901-60) was an American actor probably best known for his role as Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (1939).

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Here’s some cultural education for those of you who’ve never gotten the reference – it’s from Gone with the Wind, and probably the most well-known Gable quote ever. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for this movie, but his one Oscar he got for his role in It Happened One Night (1934).

In addition to being a great actor, Gable was also a great dresser (maybe not too difficult when you live from 1901-60, but nevertheless, let’s give the man some credit.)

Yes, that is Clark and Marilyn – together in The Misfits.

History lesson: Gable fought in WW2 – he was a bomber, and flew five combat missions, one over Germany. At the same time, Gable was, ironically, Hitler’s favorite actor – and he issued a huge reward to whoever could capture and bring him Gable unharmed. Really, can you blame the guy for trying?

Here’s some Gable truth for you:

“Age, height, weight haven’t anything to do with glamour.” Smart man.

Love, Hanna


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