Monthly Archives: March 2014

What Did You Do On Your Day Off, Clark?

In early March 1939, Ria Gable’s divorce came through. Clark Gable was now free to marry Carole Lombard. On the day the news of the divorce broke, Hearst newspaper columnist Louella Parsons asked Lombard about the pair’s wedding plans. Lombard … Continue reading

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Scarlett’s Gowns in Gone With the Wind

On March 13, 1939, David O. Selznick wrote a memo to Production Manager Raymond A. Klune concerning the dramatic use of colors in  Gone With the Wind‘s costumes. The producer impressed upon Klune that the costumes should symbolize “the changing fortunes” of … Continue reading

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Shooting a Smorgasbord of Gone With the Wind Scenes

On March 11, 1939, action on Gone With the Wind‘s set centered around scenes and sequences at the Twelve Oaks Barbecue: “Melanie and Ashley’s Love Scene” In this tender scene, Ashley tells Melanie that she seems to belong at Twelve Oaks … Continue reading

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Today in Gone With the Wind’s History: Scarlett Arrives at Twelve Oaks

On March 10, 1939, Victor Fleming, cast and crew worked on “The Arrival at Twelve Oaks” sequence. Fleming directed Vivien Leigh entering Twelve Oaks and returning the greetings of the young men gathered in the hall. The camera even captured her … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Scarlett and Charles Tie the Knot

On March 3, 1939, Victor Fleming directed the “Wedding Reception of Scarlett and Charles Hamilton.” Scarlett, in her mother’s wedding gown and veil, and her new husband, in his troop’s uniform, receive congratulations from the guests attending their wedding reception. Those guests no doubt understood … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Victor Fleming Begins As Director

Gone With the Wind‘s filming resumed on March 2, 1939 with Victor Fleming at the directorial helm. At his first meeting with assistant directors Eric Stacey and Ridgeway Callow, Fleming left no doubt about how he would run things. “They tell … Continue reading

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