A Clark Gable jacket from Too Hot to Handle
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938. Khaki safari-style jacket with four pockets. Inscribed on the interior in black ink, "Clark Gable / M" and bearing an MGM cleaning tag. Accompanied by a copy of the film.
Provenance: By repute, bought by the consignor's late sister from the 1970 MGM auction.
Gable plays a newsreel reporter in China who falls for Myrna Loy's character, an aviator collaborating with one of his competitors, played by Walter Pidgeon. Gable wears this jacket early in the film, as he photographs Myrna Loy's plane crash and then meets her at the hospital. Too Hot to Handle was the fifth and final movie pairing Gable and Loy.