8. Patchwork Dads – Clark Gable

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Clark Gable, King of Hollywood, father of Judy and John.

Gable died in Los Angeles on 16th November, 1960. His son, John, was born four months later, in the same hospital.

Gable’s other child, Judy, was born thirty-six years earlier. Her mother was the actress Loretta Young. In 2015, Young’s daughter-in-law said that Young had told her the pregnancy was a result of rape, which, of course, may or may not be true.

This is the eighth square in my patchwork of dads. It is made from discarded books, magazines, postcards and junk mail. It is made from the actual papers, I have not printed or copied anything. This little square is 67 years old. There are sixteen squares in total. You can see the whole piece here.

The square was cut from a flood damaged book called Hollywood Album. Published in 1958 by Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd. Edited by Ivy Crane Wilson. There is a list of credits below, not sure if the photographer gets a mention.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 798. It can be found in my shop.

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