DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY 2011
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is working hard on establishing the basis for a Library of San Fernando Valley Entertainment Industry History. In the meanwhile artifacts and books are already coming in on a regular basis. Two nice additions arrived today for our Clark Gable and Carole Lombard files. First, "The Life and Loves of Gable" a hardcover, romantic work by Jack Scagnetti, (a gift from Gary Fredburg) and Second, this great photograph from Gable and Lombard's Encino Ranch home. (The horse, I think, was called Melody.)
Greg Petrillo wrote about the location of the ranch:
"It was off Libbitt & Ventura Blvd. Just behind (to) the west of where Jerry's deli is. Currently on Ventura Blvd., west of Libbitt ( across from the Mercedes Dealership) there's a office building being constructed. Clark Cables ranch was directly begins (south) of the new construction."