Tag Archives: Butterfly McQueen

Slap Happy Scarlett O’Hara

Last night as I watched the broadcast of Gone With the Wind in  honor of the 20th anniversary of Turner Classic Movies (www.TurnerClassicMovies.com), I was struck by the number of times Scarlett resorts to slapping others across the face. After … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Ashley’s Farewell

Following the February 13, 1939 joint statement that George Cukor was leaving the production and that David O. Selznick was seeking a new director for Gone With the Wind, some on-set loose ends remained. Three scenes were in the midst of production: Rhett’s … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Filming “The Birth of Melanie’s Baby”

On February 8, 1939, George Cukor directed Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Butterfly McQueen in “The Birth of Melanie’s Baby” sequence. “Don’t try to be brave, Melly,” Scarlett tells her. “Yell all you want to. There’s nobody to hear.” Prissy advises … Continue reading

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