No Man of Her Own (1932) had its US premiere 82 years ago today!

No Man of Her Own premiere

  • December 15th 1932 (NYC premiere)
  • December 30th 1932 (rest of US premiere)

No Man of Her Own is a must-see film for one big reason. That being, it stars budding stars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard as the two leads years before they even got together in real life (The film was done in 1932, they started dating in ’36 and married in ’39). They never made any films after this, even after they started dating and got married; which makes this film all the more special. While they were making the picture they were married to different people–Clark Gable to socialite Rhea Langham and Carole Lombard to actor William Powell. While filming they didn’t think much of each other, any feelings they had certainly weren’t romantic. Gable gave Lombard a pair of ballerina slippers with a card attached that said  “To a true primadonna.” Lombard got the last word in however when she sent to Gable a ten-pound ham with a picture of his face on it (ha! what I wouldn’t give to see his reaction to that…).

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What I’ve been watching (December 2014)

I’ve been going through some of my favorites this month because having my birthday plus the holidays all together in December makes me long for nostalgia. This month I’ve seen…

  • Star Wars IV-VI (1977, 1980 and 1983)
  • The Red Shoes (1948)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  • The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
  • The Shootist (1976)

I also tried to watch Ben-Hur (1959) but I couldn’t get past the first ten minutes…

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