CLARK GABLE His check to Harry La Chance Interiors for $10.46 Check signed: "Clark Gable", 8½x3¼. Encino, California, 1949 September 18.

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CLARK GABLE His check to Harry La Chance Interiors for $10.46 Check signed: "Clark Gable", 8½x3¼. Encino, California, 1949 September 18. Check #6989, drawn on his personal account at Security First National Bank of Los Angeles, payable to Harry La Chance Interiors for $10.46. Clark Gable (1901-1960), born William Clark Gable, won his only Academy Award for Best Actor in 1934 for his role as newspaper reporter Peter Warne in It Happened One Night. His other memorable roles included his Oscar-nominated performances as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939), which resulted in Gable being named "The King of Hollywood" (a term he disliked). He was cast opposite the biggest stars of the era, including Joan Crawford 8 times, Myrna Loy 7, and Jean Harlow 6. Among his noteworthy Gable performances included Red Dust (1932), which gave his career an early boost; and Run Silent, Run Deep (1955), which revived it after a slack period. In the 1940s, Gable appeared in 15 films, including documentaries he made during his service in WWII (he joined Army Air Corps, where he served as a tail gunner, after his third wife, actress Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash in 1942). Gable was always a womanizer, but Lombard - the third of his five wives - was the love of his life, and he was devastated when she died. He also had an enduring friendship and intermittent love affair with Joan Crawford, and a daughter by Loretta Young (the paternity acknowledged publicly by neither during their lifetimes). Gable died on November 16, 1960 at age 59 just two days after the completion of his final film, The Misfits (released in 1961), in which he gave what critics consider one of his best performances. Bank processing stamps and cancellation holes (effecting signature). Notch at center top edge. Edges lightly frayed from previous binding. Signature in poor contrast due to ink stamp. Otherwise, fine condition.  

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