Clark Gable admiring a photo of Jean Harlow, 1932
Clark and Carole 1932.
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
Clark Gable photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1932.
“Clark adored her. She was the light in his eyes. He admitted to me that he had always loved the company of ladies and he knew he had a reputation of being a ladies man, but with her it was different. He really was in love. To have her taken from him was like someone ripped out his soul. I saw him periodically for years afterward. The light in his eyes was gone. Even when he smiled. That light never returned.” — Elaine Barrymore (wife of John)
We became devoted to each other. We weren’t lovers, we eventually became more like siblings. Our relationship was unique. Oh, he sometimes gave me the macho routine when people were watching, but he changed when we were alone.
Happy Birthday Clark Gable (1901-1960)
Clark Gable and Cary Grant during rehearsals for the 30th annual Academy Awards, 1958.