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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It Happened One Night: Clark Gable Was The Shiz.




Now this, gentlemen, is what a real pimp looks like. :D

Gene Harlowe, Claudette Colbert, Jeanette MacDonald, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and of course Carole Lombard. Weep my friends, weep.

Lazy day today. Woke up late, read some short stories and then rented It Happened One Night. Super cute movie, starring - you guessed it- Clark Gable and the adorable Claudette Colbert. It swept the Oscars in 1934. It's about a little rich girl who runs away so she can get back to her "secret" husband before her father can have the wedding annuled, but of course who should she run into along the way but Gable, a newspaper man whom she of course can't help but fall in love with. And vice versa.

Useless Fact: Clark Gable served in the Air Force during World War II, during this time Hitler set up a reward to anyone who could bring him Gable alive: "That sonofabitch'll put me in a cage and charge 10 marks a look all over Germany!" I won't go into what it's rumoured Hitlers true intentions were...*shudders*

Anyway, I love this crap so just go rent the movie. It's a good afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. i am going to put this movie on reserve at the library now. i also like your memories of your grandfather! maybe i'll do that for my grandma's. i feel that way too of having a few random memories and not wanting to forget them

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