We are proud to introduce our newly updated and designed website for The Clark Gable Foundation. Many thanks to Mr. Michael Cope for his assistance in working with Peggy Hellem of Four Winds Graphics to get this completed. It has been in the works since February 2018. The site is more mobile friendly and has more information than the previous site. We hope you enjoy it and get inspired to come visit the Museum where you can experience it all for yourself. Please see our Museum Tour Info page for our days and hours of operation, and our Contact Us page for information on how to get in touch if you have any further questions. We look forward to seeing you!
CADIZ - The Clark Gable Foundation, a group founded in 1984 to celebrate the birth of "The King .of Hollywood," born on Feb. 1, 1901, on Charleston Street, in a home reconstructed from past photos, will celebrate the birthday with a limited edition print called "Cadiz and Gable-Together Again" by Dave Barnhouse.
Barnhouse is a renown artist from Richmond, a Southeastern Ohio village close to Gable's birthplace. His art was recaptured from old pictures of village buildings with the Harrison County Courthouse in the background and talking to those who knew past residents who might have known the actor. His many paintings are featured in Nelson Fine Art and Gifts, 980 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, Ohio, and at local signings that he has held through Harrison and Jefferson counties.
He paints scenes of old time horse and wagon transportation to a church service, using a local family for his work; a scene from a past local apple orchard and the machinery used there for fruit transportation; a Christmas scene from the Steubenville Nutcracker Village that has great popularity during the holidays; a scene of past hunters gathered around a potbelly stove talking about their hunting prowess in bringing down a turkey from the Wild Turkey Federation and Indian prints.
The art available at the Gable birthday celebration will be an approximate 16 by 29 limited edition lithograph print. This is on acid-free, high quality paper and the unframed print sells for $125, with $25 going to the foundation. Those not able to attend the birthday celebration for the art signing can call (740) 765-4194 to order. There will be an additional charge for postage and handling.
There will be tours of the upstairs rooms of the Gable Foundation Museum and Gift Shop, furnished in the 1901-era for the four rooms of the house. Memorabilia from the actor are on display, as well as his 1954 Cadillac that is in prime condition. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3, a change in date from the Feb. 1 birthday due to many who could not attend a weekday presentation.
Holding the "Cadiz and Gable -Together Again" is from left, Dave Barnhouse, artist; John Migliore, Clark Gable Foundation vice president; and Nan Mattern, executive director and treasurer.
The Clark Gable Foundation announces that its 75th Anniversary Celebration of the greatest motion picture ever made Gone With The Wind, will take place on Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4th in Cadiz and New Philadelphia, Ohio respectively. Special guests for both events will be Mr. Mickey Kuhn and Mr. Patrick Curtis. Both gentlemen played Beau Wilkes, son of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes. Mr. Kuhn played Beau as a child and is one of only two cast members credited in the movie along with Olivia DeHavilland who as Melanie Wilkes played his mother still living. Mr. Curtis was the infant “baby Beau” in the film.
Friday evening will take place in Cadiz at the Cadiz Country Club with a mystery dinner event. The mystery will involve the author of Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell. Cocktails at 5:30 with dinner at 7PM. Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance by calling 740-942-GWTW (4989).
Saturday events will take place at the Tuscarawas County Branch of Kent State University Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Doors will open at 11AM for exhibits and sales tables. At 1PM Mr. Kuhn and Mr. Curtis will conduct a forum discussing the film and their Hollywood careers. Beginning at 2PM will be an auction of collectables in most cases signed by the various actors in the film including Cammie King, Fred Crane, Rand Brooks, Ann Rutherford and more. Proceeds to benefit the Clark Gable Foundation. The Auction will be followed by the screening of Gone With the Wind in Kent States beautiful state of the art theater at the Performing Arts Center. At 4:30 the film will be introduced by Mr. Curtis and Mr. Kuhn. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 330-308-6400, in-person or by mail.
Forum - $10.00
Movie - $10.00
Dinner & Mystery Theatre - $50.00
Further information can be obtained by calling the Clark Gable Foundation at 740-942-GWTW(4989)
The Clark Gable Foundation Celebrates The 70th Anniversary of two of the greatest films of all time: THE WIZARD OF OZ AND GONE WITH THE WIND with very special guests: Three of the original munchkins: Jerry Maren “The Lollipop Kid”, Margaret Pellegrini “The Sweetheart of Oz”, Karl Slover “1st Trumpeter of Oz” PLUS: Miss Ann Rutherford “Scarlet's Younger Sister” and Cammie King “Bonnie Blue”
Wheeling Symphony (Please call for Reservations for all events) - (740) 942-GWTW) Special Rate at Hampton Inn, St. Clairsville, Ohio if attending the 70th year celebration (740-695-3961) All autograph’s by the Celebrities extra charge $5.00
Gable group mourning GWT ane - By Amy Gareis - Herald Staff Writer
The Clark Gable Foundation in Cadiz is mourning the loss of one of its greatest supporters, an original cast member of "Gone With The Wind."
Fred Crane, who portrayed one of the lovestruck Tarleton twins vying for the affections of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film, died Aug. 21 at age 90 in Barnesville, Ga. Windies may recall Crane or even met him at prior Gable celebrations.
Nan Mattern, the foundation's executive director, recalled him fondly. "When he was here, he was such a big draw with the crowds. He was an entertainer and will really be missed. We'd like to extend our, sympathy to the family."
Born in New Orleans in 1918; Crane attended Tulane and Loyola universities and honed his acting skills in the local theater. With a few bucks and a one-way ticket to California, he made his way towards film around 1938. He became part of the Clark Gable-Vivien Leigh film after a relative's daughter, Evelyn Keyes, was cast as Scarlett's sister, Suellen. When a casting director got wind of Crane's Southern accent, he tested with Leigh and earned the role of Brent Tarleton. He won a 13-week contract and is best known for speaking the first words in the Civil War epic.
Crane continued his career on television, radio and the stage. According to published reports, he was an announcer at the classical-music radio station KFAC in Los Angeles until it was sold and the format changed. Other accomplishments included being a talent instructor and operating the Tarleton Oaks Bed & Breakfast outside Atlanta with his wife, Terry, until 2007.
Crane had been hospitalized for several weeks prior to his death with complications from diabetes. He was the oldest surviving adult cast member of the classic movie.