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Vivien Leigh's Dress From 'Gone With The Wind' Sold At Auction For $137,000


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A dress Vivien Leigh wore in Gone With The Wind has sold at auction for $137,000 (£91,000). The dress, worn by Leigh when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film, was sold by Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills on Saturday (18th April). Heritage Auctions, based in Dallas, Texas, was selling more than 150 items from the movie on behalf of a private seller.

Gone with the windVivien Leigh and Clark Gable dolls. The Leigh doll is not disimilar to ones sold at the auction.

Read More: Cowardly Lion Costume From Wizard Of Oz Up For Auction Along With Casablanca Piano & Other Classic Film Memorabilia.

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Celebrity dolls brought to life

Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara - Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill... something that Cruz quite clearly has! - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014

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Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Rhett Butler, Scarlett O'Hara and Noel Cruz

Southern Belle Star Of "Gone with the Wind" Alicia Rhett Dies At Age 98


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Alicia Rhett, who played one of Ashley Wilke's sisters, India, in the 1939 classic adaptation of Gone with the Wind, died on Friday. The former actress, 98, passed away from natural causes at the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community in Charleston, a spokesperson for the community has announced.

Having starred along the beloved Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable, Rhett was one of the oldest surviving members of the 1939 cast. She had been living at the Charleston retirement community since 2002. Rhett was never married and lived a relatively quiet and secluded life, involved in the local arts programmes.

E.T Is The Nation’s Favourite Film - Thanks, Spielberg


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If three decades of quoting “E.T phone home” didn’t hint to you that E.T was the nation’s favourite film, then the official poll will have to do it.

Nostalgic voters have been thinking back to their childhoods and have decided that the 1982 Steven Spielberg epic is the best film… ever, really.

It beat out Bambi – obviously – The Goonies, The Lion King and Toy Story – a list that makes us want to heat up some popcorn and regress. E.T was a smash in the early-eighties, but has continued to rake in the cash, taking a worldwide total of $435m (£283m) and that’s not even accounting for inflation – that includes people spending $2 on a cinema ticket!

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The Son Of Clark Gable Crashes Into Six Parked Cars In A Bid To Escape A First Accident Scene


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The son of film actor Clark Gable, John Clark Gable, has been arrested for DUI after crashing into seven different parked cars while in Malibu today (April 3rd 2013).

The 52-year-old was driving a Ford pick-up truck according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Reports from TMZ suggest that he had crashed into 6 of the cars in a bid to escape an accident scene where he backed into an initial car apparently under the influence of an undisclosed substance. 'It appears alcohol and/or drugs were involved', a police source told the celebrity news website. The news comes with an ironic factoid; Gable used to race trucks as a younger man. We desperately hope that wasn't a long-standing career for him.

'Gone With The Wind' actor Clark Gable Sr. would be turning in his grave if he knew what havoc his heirs were wreaking; it was only two years ago when his grandson, Clark James Gable, was arrested for shining a laser light inside a police helicopter causing a significant amount of danger to both the pilot and the public. His manager at the time insisted that he wasn't aware of the felony or of any danger. John Clark Gable was taken to the Sheriff's office following his arrest and details of his charges are yet to be announced.

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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Review


Good
An especially grandiose production for its era, the first production of Mutiny on the Bounty sailed into history with Charles Laughton as the evil Captain Bligh and Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian, the officer who joined the crew against him. While Mutiny takes an unfortunate 90 minutes to get exciting, its gripping third act makes the movie totally worthwhile. And while Gable is memorable in his role, it's Laughton that owns the show as the despicable captain you can't help but hate.

The film follows the classic book's story faithfully, as Bligh and his men sail for Tahiti (around Africa) in search of breadfruit trees. Eventually they get there, mingle with natives, go primal, and load up the old HMS Bounty. But first officer Fletcher Christian doesn't stand idly by for Bligh's abuse and improprieties. On the way home, Christian rallies the troops against the old boss, plopping him and his loyals on a dinghy and setting them adrift. Torn between the two leaders is midshipman Byam (Franchot Tone), the remainder of the film concerns Bligh's noble fight to survive without rations and with the slightest level of hope, while Christian takes the boat back to Tahiti (where the island women are to die for) and eventually faces court martial back in England. It's an epic adventure that's still imitated today.

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The Misfits Review


Excellent
A storied movie, written by Arthur Miller for wife Marilyn Monroe -- whom he would divorce before the film was released, The Misfits is as interesting behind the scenes as it is on the screen. Monroe is marvelous (though reportedly battling severe drug addiction during the filming), driven probably by her hatred for the weak-willed Roslyn, and Clark Gable is memorable too, as an aging cowboy who periodically heads out to the desert and the foothills to go "mustanging," rounding up wild horses... which he'll sell to a dog food company.

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Run Silent, Run Deep Review


Good
Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster are on fire in this slow burner about a WWII-era U.S. submarine chasing down Gable's nemesis: a Japanese destroyer. Tame by today's standards, Run Silent, Run Deep paved the way for films like Crimson Tide.

It Started in Naples Review


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It started in Naples, but it ends here! OK, that has nothing to do with the movie, but it sounds funny, and this harmless little comedy is so inobtrusively light that it barely merits much more discussion than that.

Clark Gable (at 59, in his second-to-last film appearance) and Sophia Loren (only 26, but appearing far older) romance it up in this vaguely creepy setup: Gable plays an American lawyer who travels to Italy to tend to the estate of his dead brother. Turns out bro's son (the mononymous Marietto) is now in the care of an aunt (Loren), who doesn't know much about child-rearing but who obviously cares for the child. Distrust and miscommunication eventually turn into romance.

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Mutiny on the Bounty Review


Good
An especially grandiose production for its era, the first production of Mutiny on the Bounty sailed into history with Charles Laughton as the evil Captain Bligh and Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian, the officer who joined the crew against him. While Mutiny takes an unfortunate 90 minutes to get exciting, its gripping third act makes the movie totally worthwhile. And while Gable is memorable in his role, it's Laughton that owns the show as the despicable captain you can't help but hate.

The film follows the classic book's story faithfully, as Bligh and his men sail for Tahiti (around Africa) in search of breadfruit trees. Eventually they get there, mingle with natives, go primal, and load up the old HMS Bounty. But first officer Fletcher Christian doesn't stand idly by for Bligh's abuse and improprieties. On the way home, Christian rallies the troops against the old boss, plopping him and his loyals on a dinghy and setting them adrift. Torn between the two leaders is midshipman Byam (Franchot Tone), the remainder of the film concerns Bligh's noble fight to survive without rations and with the slightest level of hope, while Christian takes the boat back to Tahiti (where the island women are to die for) and eventually faces court martial back in England. It's an epic adventure that's still imitated today.

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