Cinema: Boy Gets Girl

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard met first in 1932, while making a picture called No Man of Her Own. Gable was then a novice leading man, only four years removed from the career of bumming, lumberjacking and cheap stock company acting that had preceded his debut on Broadway in Machinal. Carole Lombard was an ex-Mack Sennett comedienne trying hard to make a reputation as a serious actress. Both were married. Gable's wife was a well-to-do Texas widow ten years his senior, whom he had married the year before, after divorcing a dramatic coach. Lombard's...

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