On their first date, Gable picked Lombard up in the convertible Duesenberg. It was raining and Lombard complained that the cloth top leaked "like toilet paper, " Gooding said. Gable, mortified, promptly took the car to coachbuilder, Bohman & Schwartz to fix the leaky roof. At the same time, he asked for a number of other changes to better fit the car to his leading man image.
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