Announcing the Clark Gable Blogathon!


He was called the King of Hollywood and decades later no other actor has quite usurped him. Clark Gable was the definition of star power. Equal parts charisma, humor, toughness, and talent, Gable has become one of my absolute favorite leading men. He was always brilliant, and who better deserves his own blogathon? To celebrate the King (and his birthday), for three days in February I want to invite bloggers to share their love for the iconic actor.

The rules are very simple. You can discuss anything you want about Mr. Gable, from his films to his service in WWII to his romance with Carole Lombard. Everything is up for grabs. However, because there is no shortage of topics, I've decided to not allow duplicates, so try to stake your claim as soon as possible!

Let me know in the comments what you'd like, grab a banner below, and I'll see you in February!

List of Participants:
Taking Up Room | Boom Town (1940) and the relationship between Gable and Carole Lombard
The Midnite Drive-In | Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
L.A. Explorer | Test Pilot (1938) and Too Hot to Handle (1938)
The Wonderful World of Cinema | Cain and Mabel (1936)
Caftan Woman | Night Nurse (1931)
Realweegiemidget Reviews | Teacher's Pet (1958)
The Story Enthusiast | A Free Soul (1931)
Sat in Your Lap | Possessed (1931) and Call of the Wild (1935)
Critica Retro | Strange Cargo (1940)
The Flapper Dame | Red Dust (1932) and Gable's friendship with Jean Harlow
Silver Screen Classics | China Seas (1935)
Top 10 Film Lists | Mogambo (1953)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society | The Hucksters (1947)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies | Three Times Clark Gable Proved He Could Act
Back to Golden Days | Gable's early years
Once Upon a Screen | Laughing Sinners (1931)
Whimsically Classic | Gable's relationship with Joan Crawford
Old Hollywood Films | photo gallery of Gable and Lombard








Comments

  1. This is a great blogathon idea! I always feel like Clark Gable doesn't get as much attention nowadays as he deserves. He really was the King, especially in the 1930s. The only problem is I've already reviewed so many of his films on my blog that I'm having trouble picking a topic for this! :) I think I'd like to write a post on his performance in The Misfits (1961), and another one covering 10 under-seen Gable films.
    https://storyandyou.blogspot.ca/

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  2. What a great idea for a blogathon! I really haven't reviewed enough of Clark's films, though I've seen many. I'd love to talk about Saratoga (1937) for my blog, Musings of a Classic Film Addict: https://annsblyth.wordpress.com Thank you! ☺

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  3. Michaela, these banners are SO clever. Great job!

    I'd love to do Clark Gable's performance in Gone With the Wind, if not already taken...

    Thanks, you!

    Ruth at https://silverscreenings.org/

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    1. It took a lot of work to change those posters into banners, so thank you!

      Gone with the Wind is all yours! Thrilled to have you!

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  4. Could I please join and write about San Francisco (1936)? Maddy at https://maddylovesherclassicfilms.wordpress.com/

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  5. I absolutely adore these banners, very creative! Is alright if I nab Manhattan Melodrama?

    Alex at https://anybodygotamatch.wordpress.com/

    Cheers!

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    1. It's more than alright! Good choice, and thanks for the compliment!

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  6. Hi Michaela! I'd like to write about Carole and Clark, plus Boom Town and Test Pilot, please, if that's all right. My blog is http://takinguproom.wordpress.com. Great banners!

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    1. Actually, ix-nay on Test Pilot--the other two topics will probably be plenty.

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    2. Sounds great, Rebecca! Thanks for joining, and I'm glad you like the banners!

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  7. Um, these banners are the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Seriously!!!

    So glad you're doing a Blogathon for Gable!! I'll let you know when I decide on a topic :)

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    1. Aw, thank you! Looking forward to seeing what you pick!

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    2. I've finally decided on a topic - Three Times Clark Gable Proved He Could Act. I'll be covering three scenes (GWTW, Adventure, and San Francisco).

      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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    3. Fantastic idea! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Finally an excuse to get around to watching Mutiny on the Bounty which I have had in my collection for a couple of years but have always been too busy to watch.

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    1. That's one I also haven't gotten around to watching yet. I'll try to fix that before February, though -- thanks for joining!

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  9. Hello, I'd like to write about Test Pilot and Too Hot to Handle for LA Explorer (www.la-explorer.com). Thanks!

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  10. Great blogathon idea, and I LOOOVE your banners! :) I'd like to write about Cain and Mabel. I think it's about time for me to watch this film again! I'm at The Wonderful World of Cinema

    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/

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  11. Sign me up for Night Nurse, please.

    http://www.caftanwoman.com

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    1. Will do! Thrilled to have you, Paddy!

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  12. Hi Can I review Teacher's Pet please? Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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    1. Most definitely! That's one of my favorites. Thanks for joining!

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  13. Thanks, but must admit Gig Young also sold it to me! He was cute back in the day...

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    1. Gig Young is fantastic (and fantastic-looking) in that movie, so I completely understand!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad that people are enjoying them. They might be my favorite banners that I've done so far.

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  15. Clark Gable is one of my favorite actors. Few others could get away with playing a macho man with a heart like he did. I would like to claim A Free Soul.
    www.storyenthuisast.com

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    1. What a perfect description! Glad to have you!

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    2. Oops. Got some letters transposed. My website is actually www.storyenthusiast.com

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    3. My post is ready.
      https://wp.me/p8cFHd-Cj

      I can't wait to read all the wonderful entries. I'm so glad you are hosting this blogathon.

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    4. Awesome, thanks! I'm all too glad to be hosting it! :)

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  16. Can I have Possessed (1931) and Call of the Wild (1935).

    https://satinyourlap.wordpress.com/

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  17. Hi, Michaela! I had a hard time choosing a topic but I've finally made up my mind: I want to write about Strange Cargo (1940).
    Kisses!
    Le

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    1. Oh goodness, Le, I'm so sorry I'm just now seeing this! (Stupid Blogger not sending me notifications...) I'll put you down for Strange Cargo. Thanks for joining!

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  18. I need to do this one- Sign me up for Red Dust and also why Jean Harlow was the sister he never had

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  19. Hi! Looks like a great blogathon and would love to do a review of 'China Seas' (1935). Hope that's ok! Best regards! Paul

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    1. That's definitely okay! It's exciting to see how popular this blogathon is becoming. Thanks for joining it!

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    2. Thank you so much Michaela! Very excited to take part and read other people's work. Best regards!

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  20. I would love to write about Mogambo.

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  21. Hi Michaela!
    May I please write about Gable's early life (from his childhood to his early work on stage and in silent films)?

    My blog: Back to Golden Days (https://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt/)

    -Cátia. xo

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    1. Awesome topic! Glad to have you join!

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  22. Hi. If it's not too late I'll take LAUGHING SINNERS (1931) for $1000 please. :)

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen

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    1. Not too late at all! Glad to welcome you aboard!

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  23. I would like to do an entry about Clark Gable's relationship with Joan Crawford.

    Whimsically Classic

    whimsicallyclassic.wordpress.com

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  24. Hi Michaela, I uploaded my post really, REALLY early. I joined up for too many blogathons this week and next, and I had to spread things out a bit...
    https://silverscreenings.org/2018/01/24/why-clark-gable-is-a-perfect-rhett-butler/

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    1. I certainly know what that's like. Thanks, and I can't wait to read it!

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  25. I'd like to do a photo gallery of Gable and Lombard's relationship for Old Hollywood Films if that is OK

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    1. Sure! I do have someone covering Gable and Lombard, but since you're leaning more towards a photo gallery, it should be fine. Glad to have you!

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  26. Hi. My entry about San Francisco is up a day early. Maddy

    https://maddylovesherclassicfilms.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/the-clark-gable-blogathon-san-francisco-1936/

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    1. Awesome, thanks! I love early posts!

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  27. http://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com/2018/02/sailing-with-satan.html

    The sails are unfurled and the wind is right. The voyage is set. In other words my post is up. :-)

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  28. Here's my post on Test Pilot and Too Hot To Handle. Thanks for hosting!
    http://la-explorer.com/spotlight-on-clark-gable-in-test-pilot-and-too-hot-to-handle/

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  29. https://satinyourlap.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/call-of-the-wild-1935/

    My Call of the Wild review

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    1. Thanks! And sorry I didn't see your other entry sooner!

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  30. Hello! I apologize for submitting my entry so late!

    I hope you enjoy!

    https://anybodygotamatch.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/the-clark-gable-blogathon/

    Cheers!

    Alex

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  31. Made it just before the finish, which is hilarious because I reviewed a horse movie. Here's my post on Saratoga (1937):

    https://annsblyth.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/the-clark-gable-blogathon-saratoga-1937/

    Thank you so much for hosting! I hope I get the chance to participate in another blogathon of yours soon!

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    1. Haha, perfect! Thanks! I'll be announcing my next TWO blogathons this week, actually -- keep an eye out tomorrow for the first one! :)

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  32. Hello Kayla, I must apologize for missing this event. I am officially over-blogathoned. I failed to put it on my calendar.

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen

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  33. I am so sorry and upset that I missed the deadline :(. Was very excited about this event and have a final piece on my chosen topic 'China Seas'. I'll hang onto it for next year, as I know I am way off the time limit. My sincerest apologies - but at least there are some fantastic articles to read and enjoy. Till next time :(

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    1. You were missed! I haven't officially announced this, but since everyone really seemed to love honoring Gable, I think I'm going to bring this event back next year. So definitely hang on to your piece! :)

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