L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, publicity for "Love on the Run", 1936
Two of MGM's brightest stars of the Thirties, Gable and Crawford made eight films together; "Love on the Run", their seventh, probably wasn't one of the better ones. Between - and sometimes during - their respective marriages, the two carried on a passionate on-again, off-again romance, an affair that sometimes garnered more publicity than they - or the studio - would have wished for. It began with their first pairing in 1931 and would frequently be rekindled until a few years after WWII. Crawford later stated that Gable was the great love of her life: "Clark Gable was the only man I ever loved.".
Stephen O'Donnell, painter and singer/performer. A mid-career fine artist, I have been showing professionally since 1995. Married to author and graphic designer Gigi Little, with whom I occasionally perform a mother and daughter singing act, Madeleine and Penny Prévert.