Thanks go to Sarah Uthoff for sharing this fun piece about how Clark Gable destroyed the men’s undershirt industry when he took off his shirt in It Happened One Night (1934) to reveal a bare chest. I remember hearing that from my grandmother back in the 1960s . . .
P.S. If you haven’t seen It Happened One Night, make a point to do so. It has several famous scenes you’ve probably come across before without realizing the context–like the one where Claudette Colbert is hitch-hiking.