1932: Howard Hawks, the film director, invited screenwriter and author William Faulkner and actor Clark Gable to go dove hunting. As they drove east from Los Angeles, Hawks and Faulkner began to talk about books. Gable joined in, asking Faulkner to name the best modern writers.
“Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, Thomas Mann, John Dos Passos,” Faulkner replied, “and myself.”
“Oh,” said Gable. “Do you write?”
“Yes, Mr. Gable,” said Faulkner. “What do you do?”
Source: Joseph Blotner, Faulkner: A Biography (1984), pp. 309–10