“Pursuit of the Hollywood He-Man”

Reference:  http://content6.flixster.com/photo/10/04/84/10048436_ori.jpg“I’m just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time.” This is a very telling quote made by one of the most iconic men of the Golden Era — Clark Gable.  He was one of the most sought after men to ever grace the screen.  Women loved him for his aloof, macho persona, while men wanted to be like him.  Gable along with other idols such as Robert Taylor and Gary Cooper, found themselves  being sought after, rather than doing the seeking.  Did they enjoy being chased by confident, beautiful women?  Paging through an old Photoplay article from June 1936, I came across this article by Adela Rogers St. John.  Enjoy the story about the film icon who stated, “The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great, and they know I know it.”

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