Category Archives: Gone With the Wind

Curious Commonalities Between Casablanca and Gone With the Wind

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Casablanca, my #2 all-time-favorite film. This 1942 Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic appears on many lists of the greatest films of all time, as does my #1 all-time-favorite film, 1939s Gone With the Wind. … Continue reading

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Local 100th Birthday Bash Celebrates Olivia de Havilland of Gone With the Wind

A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan! Actress Olivia de Havilland, who portrayed Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With the Wind, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 1, 2016. She marked the occasion with family and … Continue reading

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100th Birthday Salute to Gone With the Wind’s Melanie: Olivia de Havilland

A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan! Rhett Butler called her “A great lady…A very great lady.” Join us as we honor the spirit of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes and celebrate the 100th birthday of the actress … Continue reading

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How Olivia de Havilland Won the Role of Melanie in GWTW

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! RKO actress Joan Fontaine received a message that director George Cukor wanted her to read for GWTW. Oh, what she wouldn’t give to play Scarlett! But when she arrived for her appointment, she … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind Published 80 Years Ago Today

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! June 30, 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the publication of Gone with the Wind. What many fans of Margaret Mitchell’s novel don’t realize is that editions of the book bearing a June … Continue reading

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76th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind’s Oscar Wins

On February 29, 1940, Hollywood was abuzz and aglitter with Oscar fever. As was the custom, the names of the Oscar winners were revealed in advance to the press, with newspapers making a solemn promise not to break the news … Continue reading

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Selznick’s Best Picture Oscar is Missing!

In 1999, producer David O. Selznick’s 1939 Best Picture Oscar for Gone With the Wind sold at auction for more than $1.54 million to singer Michael Jackson. The presale estimate had ranged from $200,000 to $300,000. The winning bid by … Continue reading

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Heartbreak for Clark Gable 74 Years Ago Today

After he completed work on Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable returned to work life at MGM and to home life with the love-of-his-life Carole Lombard. The idyllic happiness of Hollywood’s golden couple was shattered when the Japanese bombs found … Continue reading

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What Is Gone With the Wind’s 76-Year Legacy?

I am one of five film experts featured in the roundtable article “The Box-Office Champ: Remembering Gone with the Wind on its 75th Anniversary” by journalist and film historian Michael Coate in his column “History, Legacy & Showmanship” on the website … Continue reading

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Autographed Bookplate for GWTW Fans

For the holiday season, I’m offering autographed bookplates for readers of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition). The 4” x 3” cream-color bookplate has a border that reminds me of the Art Deco design style popular during … Continue reading

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