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Clark Gable

Tormented Star

Clark Gable
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From the acclaimed author of Joan Crawford comes a riveting and uncensored biography of Clark Gable. The archetypal male of his era, Gable was named ?King of Hollywood” in 1938. But as David Bret reveals, the star was not quite who he seemed. One of Gable’s best-kept secrets was his bisexuality.

Bret recounts Gable’s failed marriages to women who turned a blind eye toward his affairs with actors Earl Larimore and Rod La Rocque, among other men. Bret also reveals how a pseudo-scandalous paternity suit and the actor’s wartime accomplishments were no more than elaborate publicity stunts created by studio chief Louis B. Mayer in order to exaggerate Gable’s masculinity and heroism in the public eye. With passion and accuracy, Bret uncovers the truth behind one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Da Capo Press; October 2008
312 pages; ISBN 9780786726752
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078672675X
9780306817519
9780786726752