He loved eating raw onions.
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This makes me respect his leading ladies
a lot more as far as acting.
Especially in a romantic kissing scene.
And as much as I admire the leading ladies from the past when smoking was much in style.
It would be difficult to get in the mood
kissing an ash tray.
Unless you were a good "actor"!
That is an odd thing to eat like an apple.
Just my guess, but when smoking was so much more prevalent - and many of the leading ladies smoked as well - kissing a smoker probably was not offensive or as offensive to them as it would be to us today.
That said, I know I've read that Gable had full dentures that several leading ladies of his - Vivien Liegh most famously - claim did not smell good.