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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: The Script Saga, Part 3

David O. Selznick and Victor Fleming arrived at Ben Hecht’s house early one morning. They spirited Hecht away in Selznick’s car, and on the way to the studio they came to terms: Selznick would pay Hecht $15,000 for one week’s … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: The Script Saga, Part 2

Since¬†screen writer and playwright Sidney Howard’s original effort, Gone With the Wind‘s script had been changed by numerous pens. David O. Selznick had resorted to printing revised pages on different shades of colored paper in an effort to keep track … Continue reading

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