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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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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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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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Why I Will Always Love Gone With the Wind

I first saw Gone With the Wind in 1968, when my mother insisted that I must see this film. I knew nothing about the plot or the players and felt that spending nearly four hours in a theater was a … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind Changed the Oscars Forever

Board members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were furious over the Oscar news leak by the Los Angeles Times.   By custom, the academy had shared the names of Oscar winners with the media in advance of … Continue reading

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Memorable Oscar Night Moments

Here are some memorable moments from Gone With the Wind‘s night at the Oscars: Sidney Howard’s win for Best Screenplay made him the first posthumous Academy Award winner. When Hattie McDaniel’s name was announced as the Best Supporting Actress winner, … Continue reading

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And the Winners Were…

With an unprecedented 13 nominations in 12 categories (double nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Gone With the Wind won a record-breaking 8 competitive Academy Awards: Best Picture – Gone With the Wind Best Actress – Vivien Leigh Best Supporting Actress … Continue reading

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Best Actor Contenders for 1939

In the Best Actor category, Clark Gable’s portrayal of Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind was up against the following Academy Award contenders: Robert Donat for his role as school teacher and headmaster Charles Edward Chipping, fondly known as … Continue reading

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1939 Oscar Nominees Announced

On Monday, February 12, 1940, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its list of Oscar nominees for 1939. David O. Selznick’s masterpiece scored an unprecedented 13 nominations in 12 categories: Best Picture – Gone With the Wind Best … Continue reading

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Gable Turns 39 and Ponders the Academy Awards

On Thursday, February 1, 1940, Clark Gable blew out 39 candles on his birthday cake. Maybe the wish he wished for on that natal-day anniversary was a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in Gone … Continue reading

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