®Clark Gable Enterprises
Licensing ®Clark Gable is tasked with key initiatives that include further establishing ®Clark Gable as a leading brand as the “KING OF HOLLYWOOD, “identifying themed licensed experiences, expanding the packaged food program, and growing the international presence. ®Clark Gable is a Registered Trademarked name.
“Licensing enables us to broaden our reach and develop new products that can inspire this message at scale, and we are excited to partner with Licensing ®Clark Gable to help us grow into the future.
William ®Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as “The King of Hollywood.” He had roles in over 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades as a leading man. Gable died of a heart attack at 59; his final on-screen appearance was of an aging cowboy in The Misfits, released posthumously in 1961. Born and raised in Ohio, Gable traveled to Hollywood, where he began his film career as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926. He progressed to supporting roles for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and his first leading role in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) was alongside Joan Crawford, who requested him for the part. His next role, in the romantic drama Red Dust (1932) with reigning sex symbol Jean Harlow, made him MGM’s most prominent male star. Gable won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Frank Capra’s romantic comedy. It Happened One Night (1934), co-starring Claudette Colbert. He was again nominated for his roles as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Rhett Butler opposite Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). He found continued commercial and critical success with Manhattan Melodrama (1934), San Francisco (1936), Saratoga (1937), Test Pilot (1938), and Boom Town (1940), three of which co-starred Spencer Tracy.
Gable spent two years as an aerial cameraman and bomber gunner in Europe during World War II. Although the movies he appeared in following his return were not critically lauded, they did well at the box office. He experienced a critical revival with The Hucksters (1947), Homecoming (1948), and Mogambo (1953), which also featured newcomer Grace Kelly. Later he starred in westerns and war movies, such as Run Silent Run Deep (1958) with Burt Lancaster. In comedies that paired him with a new generation of leading ladies, such as Doris Day in Teacher’s Pet (1958), Sophia Loren in It Started in Naples (1960), and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits (1961). Gable was one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing’s annual Top Ten Money-Making Stars Poll sixteen times. He was named the seventh-greatest male movie star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute. He appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of their time. Joan Crawford was a favorite actress of his to work with, and he partnered with her in eight films. Myrna Loy worked with him seven times and paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. He also starred with Lana Turner in four features and three, each with Norma Shearer and Ava Gardner.
TYPES OF LICENSING
MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, ENDORSEMENT:
Companies wishing to become licensees should have a demonstrated market presence and the ability to generate national or international exposure.
PERMISSION / CLEARANCE REQUESTS
Licensing ®Clark Cable will consider clearance requests to use stills or clips of ®Clark Gable in Film, TV, and publications. To inquire, contact CMG Worldwide.
OTHER LICENSING REQUESTS:
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