Gable's Women (Hardcover)

Gable's Women (Hardcover)

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From the inside flap:

Clark Gable loved women, and, married or single, he cut a swath through the willing Hollywood female population. Of his many marriages, one was never consummated and one was an elopement on a drunken binge. There were five wives. His true love was Carole Lombard, the blond hoyden whose untimely death set him off on a death wish of his own. His affair with Joan Crawford lasted thirty years, although both were married several times during that period. His leading ladies inevitably found him irresistible off-camera. Even Grace Kelly initiated a romance with Gable more torrid than the one depicted on the screen during the filming of Mogambo. His last love bore him a son after Gable's fatal heart attack. 

From Publishers Weekly

Jane Ellen Wayne's 1987 biography evokes Clark Gable as a magnetic, virile, outgoing man with many close male friends and many female pursuers. Tracing the actor's life from his birth in 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to his death at age 59, the author describes the women he attracted: his first wife, drama coach Josephine Diller who helped start him in his movie career; later wives and lovers, who included Joan Crawford, (possibly) Loretta Young, Grace Kelly et al. Gable, according to Wayne, dominated women as he dominated the screen in such classics as It Happened One Night and Gone with the Wind, but Carole Lombard, his third wife, was his equal. When she died in a 1941 plane crash, Gable courted suicide as an Air Force officer during World War II. He succumbed to a heart attack in 1960, after costarring with another legend, Marilyn Monroe, in The Misfits
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Direct; 1st edition (June 1, 1987)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 304 pages

Note: Book is used but in excellent shape, indistinguishable from a new edition.