We have some super audio of Gable talking shortly before the end of his life, and we are looking forward to using it in the project.
However, we continue to look for even more interview footage - either by audio or video - and would welcome feedback if you - or someone you know - has anything that could help. Please leave a comment here or email Michelle[at]MichelleMorgan[dot]co[dot]uk (Please excuse the coded email - it's an attempt to stop spam!)
The Tegan Summer Productions website - http://www.tegansummerproductions.com/ - has been updated to include the poster for Gable: The Ties That Bind. Just click on Projects and you will see it.If you then click on the poster, you will see information for the project too!
There will soon be a trailer, which I will link to as soon as it is available.
Just a reminder that we are still looking for rare Gable snapshots, documents, and other related memorabilia for use in the documentary and book. If you own anything that Gable once owned himself, then that is absolutely wonderful too.
Just drop me a line at Michelle[at]MichelleMorgan[dot]co[dot]uk. (Sorry about the coded email - it is in the hope of preventing spam!)
Thank you very much indeed. And please feel free to pass along my email to anyone you feel may be able to help with this project.
For all those Gable fans who are fans of Marilyn too, you may be interested that at long last I am very happy to announce my MM biography will be republished as a paperback next year.
The publication date will be approx March or April 2012; it will be published as part of the Brief History series by Constable in the UK and by Running Press in the USA and the title will be 'The Brief History of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed'...
There will be more information, stories and memories than previously, with some new photos too.... Feel free to spread the word or ask any questions too! Thanks for your support!
Jean was Gable's co-star on many occasions and when she passed away Gable was too upset to even give a statement to the press. It has been said that his wife, Carole Lombard, told Clark that if she died, he was to make sure her funeral didn't turn into the 'spectacle' that she felt Jean's was. When Carole did pass several years later, her husband made sure that it was the quiet, respectful funeral she had wanted.
Over the years there have been various books written about Jean Harlow. Some good, some bad. In my opinion the best so far has been David Stenn's 'Bombshell' which I was able to purchase while on holiday in Santa Monica in 1995. It was my last day and I wasn't sure whether to buy the book or not, but I am so glad I did. Stenn's work is amazing and although 'Bombshell' is now very hard to find, several websites are offering it for sale, including Amazon:
Later this month a new book will be published entitled 'Harlow In Hollywood'. The book, written by Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira is published by Angel City Press and promises to be not only a good read but stunning to look at too.
The authors will be promoting their work in various places over the coming weeks and months, including an event at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, this weekend. Details are as follows:
HARLOW CENTENARY AND BOOK SIGNING EVENT
Sun, 6 March, 14:00 – 17:00 Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
The event will include a showing of the film 'Bombshell', a book signing and Jean Harlow slideshow. For more details on the event and the book, please go to http://www.angelcitypress.com/