A Meeting of Kings


Clark Gable & Edward, Prince of Wales, Vanity Fair, November 1932

The International Animated Film Society – Hollywood has a series of fine illustrations online from the 1932 Vanity Fair magazine titled The Genius of Miguel Covarrubias. In the one above, the last king of Hollywood, Clark Gable, meets the future king of England, Edward, Prince of Wales.

Covarrubias caricatures Edward to near-perfection. Checked suit, brown (suede?) shoes, coke hat, yellow gloves – the only awkward note is that Edward was unlikely to have worn a matching necktie and pocket handkerchief.


A Suitable Wardrobe




~ by eaesthete on 06/25/09.

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