Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gone With the Wind Debuts in LA

The next major premiere for Gone With the Wind took place in Los Angeles at the Carthay Circle Theatre on Thursday, December 28, 1939, just three days before the deadline for the film to qualify for 1939’s Academy Awards. Searchlights swept … Continue reading

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The NYC Reviews Are In

On Wednesday, December 20, 1939, the New York Daily News printed two four-star reviews on the same page under the headline “Gone With the Wind in Two Gala Openings.” Kate Cameron, who saw the film at the Loew’s Capitol Theatre, … Continue reading

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New York City Welcomes Gone With the Wind

Following the Atlanta premiere, Gone With the Wind blew to New York City and hit the Big Apple with hurricane force. Simultaneous “premieres” were held on Tuesday, December 19, 1939, at the Astor Theatre and at the Loew’s Capitol Theatre. … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s Atlanta Premiere

On Friday, December 15, 1939, Gone With the Wind debuted in Atlanta at the Loew’s Grand Theatre. A crowd of almost 18,000 people turned out to see the arrival of the stars. Clark Gable’s appearance caused some women to scream … Continue reading

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7.5 Ways to Celebrate Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary

Gone With the Wind fans can’t wait to celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary on Monday, December 15, 2014. Here are 7.5 ways to mark this cinematic milestone: Watch Gone With the Wind. Whether you have the 50th anniversary VHS tapes … Continue reading

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Atlanta Festivities for Gone With the Wind

On Wednesday, December 13, 1939, the governor of Georgia and the mayor of Atlanta welcomed David O. Selznick’s entourage to Margaret Mitchell’s hometown. Selznick was accompanied by his wife Irene, his brother Myron, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Olivia de Havilland, … Continue reading

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Press Preview for Gone With the Wind

On Tuesday, December 12, 1939, the Four Star Theatre in Los Angeles welcomed 750 members of the media for an exclusive first look at Gone With the Wind. This 2 p.m. press preview had been a nail biter for producer … Continue reading

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Selznick Finishes Gone With the Wind

Producer David O. Selznick worked around the clock to complete Gone With the Wind. At the same time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which would release the film, put the finishing touches to plans for the movie’s Atlanta premiere scheduled for Friday, December 15, … Continue reading

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Request Your Autographed Bookplate

For Gone With the Wind’s 75th anniversary, I’m offering personally inscribed and autographed bookplates for readers of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition). Here’s how to receive your free bookplate:   Type or print clearly the desired inscription … Continue reading

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