Driving Clark Gable’s Notorious 1935 Duesenberg (The Director’s Cut) – Jerry Garrett @Garrett on the Road

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The author and companion Sherry Kanani visualize themselves as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the star-crossed couple’s notorious 1935 Duesenberg. (David Gooding Photo)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.

It was January 25, 1936 and Clark Gable had a new car to show off – to a new object of his affections. She was actress Carole Lombard, and the hostess of the lavish White Mayfair Ball, a formal Hollywood soiree, to which Gable drove his 1935 Duesenberg Model JN convertible that night.

The suave actor eventually convinced Miss Lombard to “take a spin around town” with him; when he invited her to his suite a few miles away at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, she famously replied, “Who do you think you are? Clark Gable?”

They weren’t exactly strangers; they had already co-starred together in “No Man of Her Own”. After filming wrapped Miss Lombard presented Mr. Gable with a ham – with his…

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