Friday, September 3, 2010

a royal gent

The true origin of the celebrated phrase "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", which Clark Gable so savagely directs at Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind, lies in the Indian subcontinent. There it was apparently customary to express indifference by saying that an object, an idea, or a person was not worth a "dam" – a "dam" being a small, almost valueless coin.-imdb

well, thats pretty interesting. clark gable, known in his day as 'the king of hollywood' (i figure he could have loved or not loved being called that) was such a cookie. nothing about this lovely actor comes off as legit. it must have been that cheshire smile.

in this photo he appears to be searching for the one quotable line. he is dressed beautifully, though i don't understand the knee strap.

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