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MarkGable’s Golden Age Zoo

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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.ย 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, fierceย 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

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Written by Gypo Nolan

March 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Posted in Golden Age Stars, Humor

113 Responses

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  1. Wonderful as usual! It cracked me up nice and early in the morning (a great way to wake up, thanks!)

    A couple of things:

    1. Cary Grant DOES look like a pigeon! They kinda have the same side profile, and he has pigeon-like movements and mannerisms!

    2. HAHAHAHAHA MARIE DRESSLER HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    3. Rudy is NOT a pink powder puff my God how many times must I tell you?!?! I thought you learned to appreciate him!

    Carole Irene

    March 13, 2011 at 4:21 am

  2. I’m glad ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I can sort of see it ๐Ÿ˜€ hahahaha

    2. I was going to provide a picture of her but thought it too horrific!

    3. I do like him, I just thought I’d ruffle your feathers a bit hehehe

    Mark

    March 13, 2011 at 4:37 am

  3. You’re excellent ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You see it now, right? Watch him in Arsenic and Old Lace. Gosh, what a pigeon!

    2. You didn’t provide a picture of any of the other stars, so it wouldn’t have been fair.

    3. Unfortunately, you’ve succeeded.

    Carole Irene

    March 13, 2011 at 5:20 am

  4. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ sweetie!

    1. “Morrrtimeh Brewwwsteh!”

    2. I want to buy a cigarette card of her!

    3. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Mark

    March 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm

  5. *strokes nose*

    1. Ughh Priscilla Lane annoys the shit out of me in that movie!

    1a. Best name Cary Grant had in a film: C.K. Dexter Haven. O can say it all day.

    Carole Irene

    March 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

  6. Okay, so first of all, I pressed publish before I could finish. Second, I had an autocorrect error there. Three little words: F.M.L.

    2. Why don’t they make cigarette cards anymore? Guess because they encouraged smoking.

    3. But you like ruffling my feathers!

    Carole Irene

    March 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm

  7. 1. I felt sorry for her! The Teddy Roosevelt guy was hilarious! “Bul-ly!”.

    1a. Barnaby Fulton ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. Yes, opening up a packet of cigarettes to see Marie Dressler’s face is an encouragement ๐Ÿ˜‰

    3. Yes I do but if I ruffle too much you’ll get tired of me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Mark

    March 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm

  8. 1. He’s my FAVORITE character in that film. “CHAAAAARRRGEEEE!” ๐Ÿ˜€

    1a. Did you ever see Love on the Run? Franchot Tone is Barnabas W. Pells heehee ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Or a fright ๐Ÿ˜‰

    3. I’ll never tire of you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 14, 2011 at 2:20 am

  9. 1. He’s brilliant ๐Ÿ˜€ and he “requisitions” his “army and navy” to charity :’D I am going to watch that today!

    2. Four words: “I’m Nick…THE CHAUFFEUR!”

    3. I looked up Marie Dressler cigarette card on eBay and laughed out loud at one of the results.

    4. Likewise ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 14, 2011 at 2:55 am

  10. 1. The “panama canal” heheh

    2. HAHAHAHA!!! :’D

    3. I’m gonna do it I’m gonna do it!

    4. *blush*

    Carole Irene

    March 14, 2011 at 3:13 am

  11. 1. Hehehehe! He’s brilliant!

    2. I thought you’d like that ๐Ÿ˜€

    3. You’ll laugh I’m sure ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    4. ๐Ÿ˜€ cutie!

    Mark

    March 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  12. 5. I’m ten minutes into “Captains Courageous”. I’m so bored! I want to leap into the screen and throttle Freddie.

    Mark

    March 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm

  13. He’s annoying, but the movie is so sweet!

    Carole Irene

    March 15, 2011 at 5:09 am

  14. I turned it off. I was in a terrible mood last night, so I wouldn’t have enjoyed it, but I will try again ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

  15. Oh…it wasn’t caused by me I hope? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Carole Irene

    March 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

  16. Oh my darling, of course not! I kept checking my world clock to see if you’d be awake because talking to you never fails to cheer me up.

    Mark

    March 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  17. Aw honey! ๐Ÿ˜€ sorry, I would’ve answered sooner, but I just finished my performance five minutes ago.

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 12:05 am

  18. ๐Ÿ˜€ how did it go?

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 1:05 am

  19. We did..okay. Stupid bitch gym teacher gave us an 85 because we apprarently didn’t use much arm movements and one kid in the group messed up a lot ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The lady is like, three feet tall and she thinks she’s running a military school!

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 6:19 am

  20. Old bitch. Lift her into a garbage pail and roll her down a hill ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 6:38 am

  21. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! You’re my hero! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

  22. *blushes* hehehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

  23. Aaaah you made my day. As usual ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

  24. ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re a real treat, y’know that?

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

  25. *blushes as usual*

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

  26. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see those cheeks a-blushin’!

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm

  27. That won’t be so hard to achieve ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 12:21 am

  28. ๐Ÿ˜€ huzzah!

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 1:19 am

  29. Victory is yours * sigh*

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 4:50 am

  30. ๐Ÿ™‚ hehehe

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 4:54 am

  31. *pokes nose* I haven’t done that in a while!

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 6:30 am

  32. Tee hee hee hee hee heeeeeeeeeee!!!

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

  33. Goodness, guess I’ll have to replace the batteries again after that one! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

  34. Nope! This is the Mark v2.0…. SOLAR POWERED ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

  35. Yay! You’re less work and eco-friendly! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  36. That’s exactly what the box says!

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm

  37. Well of course, why would I make a purchase without reading the box first? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 18, 2011 at 3:54 am

  38. Because you’re sensible? ๐Ÿ˜€ *hopes I’m right*

    Mark

    March 18, 2011 at 6:27 am

  39. I hope you’re right too lmao! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 18, 2011 at 8:11 am

  40. Hahaha! Oh CI ๐Ÿ™‚
    On another note, I think I’m going to Hell ๐Ÿ˜ฆ one of my friends was telling me that their friend’s grandma died because she put both legs into one trouser leg, walked and fell down a flight of stairs.
    I was sniggering ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Mark

    March 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

  41. Aww man! Well, I’m accompanying you there because I laughed too. But it was just one laugh! You can’t go to hell for just one venial sin, right? If you commit one mortal sin, then I understand, but that hardly counts as a mortal sin!

    Carole Irene

    March 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

  42. The great joy of our faith is that we can repent. So long as we don’t show too much pride ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I found it so funny. I felt bad for laughing but c’mon! How could I not?!

    Mark

    March 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

  43. I think most people would have laughed! It’s okay darling, just don’t laugh at that friend’s face when you see them ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

  44. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know the actual person so I can secretly snigger ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sorry I haven’t been replying as quickly, I’ve been trying to get into a normal sleeping pattern *hugs* you’re still my best pal ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

  45. Sinning sinning my lovely ๐Ÿ˜‰

    it’s perfectly fine. I want you to be healthy and fully functional, not some half-crazed nocturnal zombie ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 21, 2011 at 1:44 am

  46. 1. Aw whillikers!

    2. ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re lovely.

    Mark

    March 21, 2011 at 3:02 am

  47. 1. I’m sure it isn’t a sin honey ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I just want what’s best for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 21, 2011 at 6:57 am

  48. 1. ๐Ÿ˜€ hurray!

    2. You’re too good to me ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re my little angel

    Mark

    March 21, 2011 at 7:17 am

  49. 1. God is forgiving anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. No one is good enough for you darling ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm

  50. 1. ๐Ÿ˜€ thankfully ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. *burns up from blushing* you’re a darling

    Mark

    March 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm

  51. 1. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I’m being honest dear ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm

  52. 1. Speaking of His forgiveness, we sang “Amazing Grace” in church on Sunday. It was so moving.

    2. You’re too good a person to be friends with someone like me!

    Mark

    March 22, 2011 at 6:00 am

  53. 1. Oh how beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. Nooo, I’m the one that doesn’t deserve you! Are you a bad boy or somethin’? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

  54. 1. After it had finished the older man I was sitting next to turned to his wife and kissed her ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Hahaha I’m not a bad boy so much as I haven’t been the nicest person all my life.

    Mark

    March 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

  55. 1. Aww that’s so adorable! I like old people love heehee ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I don’t think there is anyone who could be nice all the time. We all have our moments ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

  56. 1. Me too. It’s so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Jimmy Stewart was nice all the time ๐Ÿ˜› Although he did say he “absolutely hated” the draft dodgers during the Vietnam War ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mark

    March 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

  57. 1. It’s so nice to see that love can transcend age ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I bet you Jimmy got mad in private ๐Ÿ™‚ he just had a large amount of self control ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

  58. 1. And it’s real love, there’s nothing superficial about it ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I can’t imagine him getting mad haha

    Mark

    March 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

  59. 1. exactly ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I bet you he was the angriest guy around ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  60. 1. *sighs happily*

    2. That thought made me laugh ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mark

    March 23, 2011 at 8:42 am

  61. Can you imagine…let’s say someone irritated Jimmy at the studio one day. Of course, he takes it all with that trademark kindness when he’s there. When he gets home…”FUCKING BASTARD!!!” *punches hole through wall*

    Carole Irene

    March 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

  62. LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :’D

    Mark

    March 23, 2011 at 9:43 am

  63. Glad to have given you a good laugh ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  64. I love the thought of Jimmy saying that ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mark

    March 24, 2011 at 6:49 am

  65. Me too ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s human after all!

    Carole Irene

    March 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

  66. I bet in private he was an old meanie!

    Mark

    March 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

  67. Haha yes he was probably this cantankerous old geezer who yelled at kids to get off his lawn ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm

  68. :’D :’D that sounds like Spence!

    Mark

    March 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

  69. YYYYEEAH!!! Especially old Spence ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 25, 2011 at 4:54 am

  70. Old Spence was an old grump to end all old grumps!

    Mark

    March 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  71. I love him when he’s old ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

  72. What about old Cary?

    Mark

    March 26, 2011 at 1:19 am

  73. Ya mean old Cary (50s-60s) or old old Cary (and I mean OLD!)

    Carole Irene

    March 26, 2011 at 2:15 am

  74. Old Cary in retirement ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm

  75. Aww yeah he’s like Old Spence’s little bro!

    Carole Irene

    March 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

  76. He looks so distinguished with his silver hair!

    Mark

    March 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

  77. I don’t think he can ever be not distinguished! Can you imagine really old Clark? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

  78. It’s weird but I really can’t ๐Ÿ˜ฆ the only thing I can think of him being like is retiring from acting and spending his days on his ranch.

    Mark

    March 27, 2011 at 12:25 am

  79. Neither can I…I guess he would be a cute old guy…but it feels strange to imagine it.

    Carole Irene

    March 27, 2011 at 3:11 am

  80. It does. He didn’t seem to age ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 27, 2011 at 5:39 pm

  81. No, I won’t go so far as to say that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm

  82. He didn’t though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ well, maybe a few wrinkles here and there, but he didn’t look in his 50s in “Mogambo” or “Run Silent, Run Deep”. Cary didn’t seem to age much either, except in getting white hair. Poor old Spence showed his age, as did Coop, but Bogie aged terribly in the late 40s.

    Mark

    March 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

  83. Clark in the Misfits was quite old ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but Bogie was the worst for sure ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Carole Irene

    March 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

  84. Yes ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Bogie aged terribly.
    I’m trying to think of ones who didn’t age badly… George Burns (considering!), Jack Benny didn’t age too badly, James Cagney, Orson Welles (though he did gain tremendous girth!), Lauren Bacall and Livvy have aged very well, Cary Grant, Viv (though she died very young), Larry, Lana, John Wayne, Marlene, Veronica Lake, Ingrid, Rita and Myrna.

    Ones who aged averagely were Spence, Coop, Loretta, Garbo, Jimmy, Claudette, Basil, Frederic March and Charles Laughton.

    Ones who weren’t so lucky were Bogie, Heppy (TERRIBLY), Bill Powell, Joan, Bette, Boris, Bela, Groucho, Tallulah, Elsa Lanchester and Buster ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Ones who will be forever young: Baby Jean and Carole

    Mark

    March 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  85. Very good summary! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 29, 2011 at 1:23 am

  86. *CI thinks: Get a life Mark*

    Mark

    March 29, 2011 at 4:57 am

  87. You’re the only person I know with a life!!!!

    Carole Irene

    March 29, 2011 at 6:01 am

  88. You have one too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

  89. I know ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m cool…to myself anyway.

    Carole Irene

    March 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

  90. I think you’re cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 30, 2011 at 2:14 am

  91. You’re the coolest person I know ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 30, 2011 at 3:59 am

  92. *blushes and kisses your cheek*

    Mark

    March 30, 2011 at 8:07 am

  93. *kisses your cheek back*

    Carole Irene

    March 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

  94. *beams whilst blushing*

    Mark

    March 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  95. *kisses dimples*

    Carole Irene

    March 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  96. *swoons*

    Mark

    March 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm

  97. *catches, but needs to put in nearest soft surface*

    Carole Irene

    March 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm

  98. *flops onto floor*

    Mark

    March 31, 2011 at 9:15 am

  99. *drags you and flops you into chair*

    Carole Irene

    March 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

  100. *is secretly conscious but wanted you to pamper me*

    Mark

    March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  101. *gives you a glass of water and messages shoulders*

    Carole Irene

    April 1, 2011 at 12:01 am

  102. *sighs relaxedly*

    Mark

    April 1, 2011 at 4:37 am

  103. *removes shoes, unties tie, and strokes hair*

    Carole Irene

    April 1, 2011 at 5:30 am

  104. *feels like I am floating*

    Mark

    April 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  105. Anything else, master Mark? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    April 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  106. *points to big leaf* I’m mighty hot ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mark

    April 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm

  107. *shoots you a hate stare before I fan vigorously*

    Carole Irene

    April 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm

  108. *lays back* Ahhhhhh!

    Mark

    April 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

  109. What else, oh master?

    Carole Irene

    April 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

  110. *hugs* no no no! You aren’t my slave *hugs*

    Mark

    April 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm

  111. Hurrah for chivalry isn’t dead! And two hugs? YAYYYY!!!

    Carole Irene

    April 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

  112. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am an old-school gentleman!

    Mark

    April 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm

  113. Thank GOODNESS for that! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    April 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm


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