While having lunch with Joan she was reminiscing about the lunch breaks during her time working at MGM. She would take lunch at the MGM cantine, the screenwriters would sit together most of the time but everyone else mingled. Movie stars would be there too and mingle, nobody paid special attention to them. But when Clark Gable showed up people couldn't help but notice him. "Everyone turned and looked. Some people have charisma, and Clark Gable had an immense amount of it." Joan said.