All the Stars in the Heavens

HarperCollins. 2015. 464p. ISBN 9780062319197. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 780062319210. F
Costars Loretta Young and Clark Gable sustained a flirtation on the set of the 1935 film Call of the Wild. Young was almost two decades Gable's junior—and unattached, while Gable was married. Their onscreen chemistry didn't translate to offscreen happiness, and an unplanned pregnancy threatened the stars' careers. With the help of Alda, a former nun, who is now Young's private secretary, Young conceals her pregnancy and her child and ultimately succeeds in the studio system.
VERDICT This vivid evocation of Old Hollywood captures the silver screen's golden age. For more about Gable's forbidden love affairs, check out Kate Alcott's A Touch of Stardust. (LJ 10/1/15)
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