In this well-researched and revealing biography, Warren G. Harris gives us an exceptionally acute portrait of one of the most memorable actors in the history of motion pictures, as well as a sure sense of the milieu and the times of mid-century Hollywood. More than anything else, one is struck by the romance of the era - the glamour and the excess, the playfulness and the lust. The people who were Gable’s intimates are legends in their own right: Loretta Young, Marion Davies, David O. Selznick, Jean Harlow, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, and more besides. The book is in near-fine condition with only minor bumping to spine ends and a few light marks to the text block edges. The jacket edges have some creasing and wear, especially to spine ends where there are two small closed tears, approx. 5mm and 9mm. Inside pages are clean and bright and there is an eight-page section containing labelled b/w photographs, striking in their own right.