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Rosemary McKittrick is a storyteller. She weaves her stories in a mixture of history, biography and art, capturing the essence and bringing the world of collecting to life.

2010-08-23
SANTA FE, NM, August 23, 2010 (Press-News.org) It was the scene in the 1939 film Gone With the Wind Clark Gable dreaded playing. It required him to break down when he learns Scarlett has suffered a miscarriage because of an accident he caused.

Men ding Fleming came up with a compromise. They would do the scene twice, the first with tears, the second without. Gable would decide which take to go with. After reviewing the rushes Gable agreed the weepy scene was better. âdnâEUR t cry in GableâEUR s world and he was Mr. Hollywood masculinity. He was embarrassed and director, Victor Fleming, couldnâEUR t change his mind about playing the scene teary-eyed.

On the day of the shootiEURœPrint it!âEUR he told Fleming.

GWTW ended up being one of the highest grossing and popular films of all time. It won an Oscar for best picture. Gable also received his third Oscar nomination for his role as Rhett Butler.

The ruffled dress shirt and black waistcoat worn by Gable in GWTW went on the block in the April 9-11, Music & Entertainment auction at Heritage Galleries, in Dallas, Texas.
The costume sold for $14,938.

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Rosemary has provided auction coverage and analysis on thousands-and-thousands of antiques and collectibles sold since the column started 16-years ago. She includes auction sale results to give readers a feel for what their treasures are worth because the power of auctions is simple.

When the bidding stops and the hammer falls, the value of an item is set. The buyer, not the seller, sets the price, and this simple distinction cuts through all the chitchat about what art, antiques and collectibles are really worth. The emphasis is on today's values, not yesterday's wishful thinking.

Each week another new article is posted featuring a particular area of collecting.

� Every article showcases an auction item and how it fits into the big picture.
� A compelling, historical context is provided for the treasures people collect.
� Collecting tips are offered.
� Current �prices realized� are listed.

Rosemary is the co-author of The Official Price Guide to Fine Art published by Random House and received her training in the trenches working as a professional appraiser and weekly columnist.

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[Press-News.org] Clark Gable Memorabilia In This WeekLiveAuctionTalk.com
Rosemary McKittrick is a storyteller. She weaves her stories in a mixture of history, biography and art, capturing the essence and bringing the world of collecting to life.