Monthly Archives: November 2014

Loose Lips Make Max and MGM Mad

Soon after producer David O. Selznick discreetly talked to Herbert Stothart, MGM’s musical director and composer, about taking over Gone With the Wind’s score from Max Steiner, all hell broke loose. Stothart blabbed that he was being hired to fix … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s Last Scene Filmed

Producer David O. Selznick reviewed Gone With the Wind’s footage and realized he needed one last scene for the “Casualty List” sequence. He trimmed the existing footage to accommodate the new scene that was filmed on Saturday, November 11, 1939. … Continue reading

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Selznick Seeks a Backup Score for Gone With the Wind

 On Thursday, November 9, 1939, producer David O. Selznick wrote to John Hay Whitney, chairman of the board of Selznick International Pictures, about the situation with Gone With the Wind’s composer. Max Steiner had issued yet another warning that he … Continue reading

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