Jane Ellen Wayne
To his fans, he was the king of Hollywood. To others, he was the embittered and alcoholic king of tragedy. In all shades of life, his character was epic. Gable's rise to idol stature was swift. He made close to one hundred films in his lifetime and achieved immortalization in the timeless epic, Gone with the Wind. Off-screen, the man who finally won the indomitable Scarlett O'Hara was even more of a lady's man than his character. He seduced, and,...
Clark Gable, who began his career as a bit player, never forgot those years of struggling. After he became "The King of Hollywood" he preferred the company of the "little people" as he called them--the extras, supporting players, directors, writers, photographers, and technicians who knew him best. These old-timers reminisced about Gable's marriages, romances, flings and affairs--the broken hearts, frustrations, and indiscretions--and how he tried...