2013 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 25: Clark Gable
Welcome to DAY TWENTY-FIVE, kicking off the last full week of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon.
Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight … Clark Gable!
First, a little Clark Gable trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true): “In 1996, Steven Spielberg anonymously purchased Clark Gable’s Oscar to protect it from further commercial exploitation, gave it back to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, commenting that he could think of ‘no better sanctuary for Gable’s only Oscar than the Motion Picture Academy’.”
SUTS and Oscar: Clark Gable was nominated for three Oscars, winning one:
Best Actor, 1934’s It Happened One Night (winner)
Best Actor, 1935’s Mutiny on the Bounty (lost to Victor McLaglen for The Informer)
Best Actor 1939’s Gone With the Wind (lost to Robert Donat for Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
Now onto the blogging!
Returning to the Blogathon is Mary McCord of Classic Film Watch with a wonderful essay on the Pre-code Possessed.
Karen from Shadows and Satin returns with a look at Gable in another delicious Pre-code, Laughing Sinners (1931)
Over at The Moviola, Diana Drumm professes her love for The King of Hollywood in Clark Gable, My Passion For Living.
Duke Mantee from Picture Spoilers returns with a look at Gable’s performance in Capra’s hilarious comedy It Happened One Night
Brandie from True Classics is back with a piece on Gable’s role in the steamy Mogambo
Le from Critica Retro returns with her Top Ten Gable performances. (Make sure to hit translate!)
And Aurora from Once Upon a Screen returns with a look at Gable’s performance in A Free Soul (a really great film, btw).
Jessica from Jess in a Yellow Dress is back with her take on Gable’s Oscar-winning role in It Happened One Night
And Cliff from Immortal Ephemera discusses Gable and his inadvertent take-down of the undershirt industry.
It’s Sunday and our bloggers are sleeping in! Check back throughout the day because there are MORE POSTS COMING!