Clark Gable

Biography, Filmography, Bibliography


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About the Book

“Clark Gable is a man de-classed. You can’t guess in any way where he came from or what he was.” Frank Taylor, producer of Gable’s last film, The Misfits (1961), said this of the man who, to many people, will forever be Southern gentleman Rhett Butler of Gone with the Wind. This work tells Gable’s life story, from his birth in 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to his death in 1960 in Hollywood. It chronicles his stage career, and of course gives information on every one of his films. His family background, his development as a person, the many romances including five marriages, and his relationships with friends and co-workers are all explored in detail. The sources used and the bibliography are fully annotated.

About the Author(s)

Chrystopher J. Spicer has written extensively about Australian and American film and history. He teaches writing and communication at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

Bibliographic Details

Chrystopher J. Spicer

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 360
Bibliographic Info: 87 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1124-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Recommended”—Library Journal
  • “More enjoyable and better researched than (the competition)”—Classic Images
  • “Highly entertaining…good…may well be the best [biography on Gable]”—The Weekend Australian
  • “Well illustrated”—Reference & Research Book News.