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Lew Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable and Bill Hickman

Lew Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable and Bill Hickman | Rare celebrity photos Lew Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable and Bill Hickman flipping the bird on the set of To Please a Lady.

This photo was sent to the race car driver Johnnie Parsons, who played a driver in the film. Parsons had flipped the bird to his chief mechanic Harry Stephens as a reaction to the constant signals to slow down he kept giving him during a race. Smith and Gable had watched that race from John’s pit box and witnessed the whole thing and decided to mock him for it.