"During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men." - us.movember.com
Bette over at Bette's Classic Movie Blog is throwing a Blogathon (Classic Moustaches For Movember) in honor of the nationwide cause to raise awareness for men's health. I had never heard of this, but apparently every year the 'Mo Bros' with their 'Mo Sistas' by their side start clean shaven and then groom, trim and wax their new growing moustaches into works of art. They then seek out sponsorship to raise funds for the cause. I thought this was a fun idea, so here is my contribution to the cause...
One of my favorite actors after Cary Grant is the great Clark Gable. During his film career he played opposite some of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies and made all of their hearts melt with his neatly groomed moustache. Women wanted to be with him and men wanted to be like him. While Clark's moustache didn't appear until a few years into his career in the 1932 film Strange Interlude, it wouldn't take long for it to become one of the most famous pieces of facial hair to ever grace the silver screen. In 1939, as Clark Gable played lead opposite Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind, his moustache was setting trends across the country. Below you will find pictures of Clark along side his lovely leading ladies that span his lengthy career. What a stache!
Before the images come, make sure to head on over to the Movember (US) Donation Page and learn more about this great cause.
|With Joan Crawford | 1933 | Dancing Lady
|With Myrna Loy | 1934 | Manhattan Melodrama
|With Claudette Colbert | 1934 | It Happened One Night
|With Jean Harlow | 1937 | Saratoga
|With Norma Shearer | 1939 | Idiot's Delight
|With Vivien Leigh | 1939 | Gone With The Wind
|With Hedy Lamarr | 1940 | Comrade X
|With Rosalind Russell | 1941 | They Met In Bombay
|With Grace Kelly | 1953 | Mogambo
|With Ava Gardner | 1953 | Mogambo
|With Marilyn Monroe | 1961 | The Misfits