as the real thing, Lewis is a master of those grace notes of boring speech. They do just the opposite. As of 1922 an estimated two million Americans had read the book; and they went right on reading it for years. "1933: Clark Reaches His Goal!". Grace suggests that this visit forced Lewis to see his home town in an entirely new way and shift the point of view from that of a lonely off-beat lawyer, in what was to be called The Village Virus, to that of Carol, a girl. While still at Yale, Lewis headed straight to the action. Babbitt is having what now would be called a midlife crisis of a sexual nature: In twenty-three years of married life he had peered uneasily at every graceful ankle, every soft shoulder; in thought he had treasured them; but not once had he hazarded respectability. In 1955, Gable married his fifth wife, Kay Spreckels (née Kathleen Williams a thrice-married former fashion model and actress who had previously been married to sugar-refining heir Adolph.
Main Street with its two-story brick shops, its story-and-a-half wooden residences, its muddy expanse from concrete walk to walk, its huddle of Fords and lumber-wagons, was too small to absorb her. On those words of William Jennings Bryan, the book ends. He built his fame and public visibility in such movies as A Free Soul (1931 in which he played a gangster who shoved the character played by Norma Shearer; Gable never played a supporting role again. He is agreeable, and manly, and adores her. Gable and Yvonne de Carlo in Band of Angels, 1957 In 1955, Gable formed a production company with Jane Russell and her husband Bob Waterfield, and they produced The King and Four Queens (1956 Gable's only production. Leff and Jerold. The dispute was resolved when Will Gable agreed to allow his son to spend time with his maternal uncle, Charles Hershelman, and his wife on their farm in Vernon Township, Pennsylvania. But since neither is articulate, when they are together they can only tell jokes, as they try, rather wistfully, to go back in time to where they had been, if nothing else, real. Hubris is back in town. 14 In 1917, when Gable was in high school, his father had financial difficulties. With the arrival of the First World War everyone is now a super-American, busy demonizing all things foreignlike Miles and Bea.