'Gods Like Us': 6 stories of Hollywood from Ty Burr's new book
Here are 6 tales of Hollywood lore in 'Gods Like Us.'
3. Clark Gable's hobbies
Early on in his career, when MGM was trying to establish a public persona for "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable, they shot various photos of Gable in outdoorsy poses, wearing flannel shirts and holding fishing equipment and shotguns. Gable loved fishing and hunting in real life, owning a hunting lodge in California later on. Gable also rode polo ponies until MGM told him to stop, afraid that he would injure himself.