MarkGable’s Golden Age Zoo
Step right up folks, and welcome to MarkGable’s Golden Age Zoo! Here, all your favorite stars from the golden age have been transformed into their wildlife counterparts!
Thanks, as always, to the wonderful Carole Irene of Golden Age Dames for the inspiration!
The Lion- Clark Gable
The King of Hollywood has become, of course, the King of the Jungle! But that’s not all, the Lion, like Gabe, has a dominating presence, an aura of importance and a ferocity which not many could match.
The Elegant Cat- Carole Lombard
Ok, so I WAS tempted to make Carole a lioness, but that’s too easy. So I made her a cat. Cats, like Carole, instantly convey an elegant personality. But also, and perhaps more importantly, they have a playful, fun side to them.
The Squirrel- Jack Benny
The Squirrel hoards his food. Jack Benny (in his radio persona) hoarded away his money. Both also have a fondness for chattering away happily and being generally amusing.
The Koala Bear- W.C. Fields
Chubby, and kind of sweet-looking, the Koala Bear is naturally W.C. Fields. Koalas are also more or less permanently drunk from their diet of eucalyptus leaves.
The Badger- Spencer Tracy
The Badger. Kind of an approachable animal, hey? Keep to themselves, don’t cause much fuss, and generally a pleasant little creature. But when something bothers them or they’re provoked, they’re a different story and become fierce. Just like Spence.
The Bush-Baby- Myrna Loy
Cute with wonderful eyes. Pretty much describes both Myrna Loy and the Bush-Baby!
The Canary- Jean Harlow
Best known for two things, it’s distinctive sound and it’s bright yellow color. Jean had a very distinctive speaking voice and whilst she wasn’t yellow exactly, she was platinum blonde which is close enough! Both are also tiny and cute.
The Bloodhound- Humphrey Bogart
The Bloodhound is renowned in police circles as being the dog who always gets it’s man. Bogie in his films (or the majority at least) always got his man too. Both also look kind of sad.
The Pigeon- Cary Grant
Honestly, this was Carole’s idea. I have no idea how it clicks. I guess there’s a certain vague resemblance…
The Wolf- George Sanders
Ferocious, brooding, lurking and exuding an aura of menace. The Wolf is just like George Sanders’ screen persona.
The Boar- Wallace Beery
Large, gruff, fierce and very intimidating, the Boar not only has the same fiery personality as Beery. He also kind of looks like him haw haw haw!
The Anglerfish- Marie Dressler
*sniggers* Nuff said.
The Kangaroo- Errol Flynn
Distinctly Australian, muscular and pretty darn tall. How could Errol be anything BUT a kangaroo? Plus the one in the picture is boxing Like Errol!
The Lemur- Joan Crawford
Like the Lemur, Joan has very distinctive eyes and is quite lithe. But instead of being a Bush-Baby with a plain bushy tail, Joan is the Lemur with an elegant striped tail.
The Chimpanzees- Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx
Does this really need explaining?!
The Flamingo- Rudolph Valentino
This one’s for Carole: The Flamingo is the most effeminate looking animal in the world. Rudy was a pink powderpuff
I had a whole HEAP more, but for the sake of keeping it short and sweet, I removed them. I hope you enjoyed the animals which made the final cut!