Gable’s Women by Jane Ellen Wayne newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Simon & Schuster, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: Gables Women is the biography of a screen giant. But it is more than the story of the roughneck oilfield worker who became a movie star. Clark Gable was a man of such magnetism that women knew when he entered a room. And he instinctively capitalized on this appeal.
To understand him is to understand the many interesting women in his life. Of his many marriages, one was never consummated and one was an elopement on a drunken binge. There were five wives. One wife taught him how to act; when hed learned the rudiments of his craft he walked out on her. Another gave him a taste of the finer things in life before he left her. He was introduced to society by his fourth wife, and he then locked her out. His true love was Carole Lombard, the blond hoyden whose untimely death set him off on a death wish of his own. His last love bore him a son after Gables fatal heart attack.
But there were many more. Gable loved women, and, married or single, he cut a swath through the willing Hollywood female population. 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. Gables close friends were Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper, and other notori-ous womanizers. His friendships and feuds are re-created in this colorful and revealing biography.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Turquoise Spine Strip with Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?