Joan Crawford and Clark Gable in Dancing Lady, 1933
the sexual tension omg
Clarking a feel
Clark Gable relaxes between scenes on the set of Love on the Run (1936).
“A Wall of directory illustrating the location of the women’s Star Studios. When this picture was taken in 1937, the name of recently deceased actress Jean Harlow had just been removed, and in fact is still poignantly visible on line A”
Second picture is of the directory of the men’s Star Studio
pictures and captions come from the book MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot by Steven Bingen
Okay, what will we play? Sweethearts?
Why not? We’re good at it anyway.
A very interesting story, told by reporter Adela Rogers St. John, a friend of the two, who ‘stumbled upon them one night’ behind the bandstand at the Cocoanut Grove. She said:
“I knew they were somewhere, because I’d seen them sitting at the table (with their respective spouses), then they disappeared…the club was crawling with press and studio spies, and if Clark and Joan were misbehaving, it would be all over town the next day…”
“Misbehaving? When I went looking for them, I found them literally stuck together…Clark had his back to me, and she had her legs wrapped around him, in a postion only a supple dancer like Joan could assume. “
“I yelled something stupid at them. They straightened themselves out, adjusting their clothes, and Joan, when she saw it was only me, said, ‘Adela, darling!’ And Clark gave me one of his rogue grins. The next day each one sent me flowers, with a note from Joan that read, ‘I bet you were thrilled watching!’
“And you want to know something? I was.”
NICE ONE, HUH? :D