Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Second Jinxed Scene

On January 28, 1939, George Cukor directed the sequence of Ellen O’Hara’s return to Tara. This turned out to be Gone With the Wind‘s second jinxed scene. In the scene, Barbara O’Neil as Mrs. O’Hara informs Robert Gleckler, who was playing overseer Jonas … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind’s First Day of Filming

On January 26, 1939, director George Cukor yelled “Action,” and Gone With the Wind‘s principal photography began. The opening scene he shot that day turned out to be one of Gone With the Wind‘s jinxed scenes. Vivien Leigh in her green sprig silk muslin dress … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of Vivien Leigh’s Casting as Scarlett O’Hara

Friday the 13th in January 1939 was lucky for Vivien Leigh: It was the day that Selznick International Pictures (SIP) announced her selection as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. SIP released the news first to Atlanta-based GWTW author Margaret Mitchell in three long … Continue reading

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