Announcing the Second Clark Gable Blogathon!

Last February, I held the Clark Gable Blogathon, a tribute to one of the most iconic actors in cinematic history. I loved hosting this event and many people seemed to enjoy it as well. Although I meant to make this an annual event for Gable's birthday, which takes place in February, my plate has just been too full. However, this summer will provide me with the perfect opportunity to once again honor one of my favorite actors.

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 June!

List of Participants:
Love Letters to Old Hollywood | After Office Hours (1935)
Silver Screen Classics | China Seas (1935)
Caftan Woman | Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict | Night Nurse (1931)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | Gable and Joan Crawford's relationship and collaborations
The Story Enthusiast | But Not for Me (1959)
Poppity Talks Classic Film | The King and Four Queens (1956)
Realweegiemidget Reviews | It Started in Naples (1960)
Pale Writer | Strange Cargo (1940)
Silver Screenings | Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
Taking Up Room | The Painted Desert (1931)


  1. I just want to make a couple of comments. Gable was paired up with Doris Day in a comedy Teachers Pet. He was nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE for that movie, I believe. His last movie was also MARILYN MONROES last movie, THE MISFITS. I also liked BUT NOT FOR ME with Carroll Baker. (ALL BLONDES). I remember Gable being silly (having a funny look on his face )when Thelma Ritter was talking to Gay(Gable) in The Misfits. There has never been a movie star like Gable ever since. He WAS the KING OF HOLLYWOOD!

  2. I was right about the GOLDEN GLOBE nomination for that movie. He was also nominated for BUT NOT FOR ME.

  3. China Seas please! Thanks so much! Paul from Silver Screen Classics

  4. I didn't think I was feeling inspired for The King this year, but I can't stay away! I'd like to offer something on Manhattan Melodrama.

    PS: Don't forget to stop every once in a while for a nice cup of tea or a piece of fruit. You're only human.

    1. Oh, good! And thanks. I was just on Spring Break and my mom kept saying, "Which day are you going to relax?"

  5. I'm so glad you're bringing this back! Could I please write about Night Nurse (1931)? I've never seen it despite the fact that I own it, and I'm curious to see Clark in an early villainous role!

    1. That's a good one! It's definitely weird to see Gable play a villain.

      Glad you could join!

  6. I've already written extensively on Clark's marriage and relationship with Carole, so this time I'd like to write about Clark Gable and Joan Crawford - their relationship and film collaborations.

    My blog: In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

  7. I'd like to write about But Not For Me. It's the last of Gable's films I've yet to see.

    1. Sounds good! I haven't seen that one yet, either, so I'm excited to hear your thoughts.

  8. Hello! I would love to write about 'The King and Four Queens' (1956). :-)

  9. Hi there, can you add me with It Started in Naples? Thanks from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

    1. Thanks Michaela - got a couple of blogathons coming up (one coincides with yours) but love you to join if you can. I can accept early entry if it suits you. Giilx

    2. I know I won't be able to do the Michael Caine one because of my school schedule, which makes me sad. I'm not super knowledgeable about Hammer films, but if inspiration strikes, I'll be sure to let you know!

  10. Hi! May I please write about "Strange Cargo" (1940)? My blog is

  11. Hi Michaela, I'd love to do Wife vs Secretary, if it's not already taken... :)

  12. Hi, Michaela! I'd like to review "Painted Desert," please. Glad to see Mr. Gable is back!


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