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.
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French-born David Bret is a leading celebrity biographer of subjects as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Gracie Fields, George Formby, Morrissey, and Rock Hudson. He lives in Yorkshire, England.Review:
"Bret's work is the epitome of tabloid titillation...Bret's expose is fascinating."--"Roanoke Times," 5/11/08
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Descripción Da Capo Press, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0306817519
Descripción Da Capo Press, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110306817519
Descripción Da Capo Press, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0306817519