Tag Archives: Margaret Mitchell

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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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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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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Receive Author’s Autograph by Mail

In honor of Gone With the Wind’s 75th anniversary, 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 … Continue reading

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Clark and Carole’s Gift to Margaret Mitchell

After Gone With the Wind’s Atlanta premiere, Clark Gable and wife Carole Lombard returned to their Encino, California ranch. There the couple wondered how they could show appreciation to Margaret Mitchell for her kindness during their visit to The Peach … 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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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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That Damn Word “Damn”

On October 20, 1939, producer David O. Selznick penned a letter to Will H. Hays, president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association of America, and the enforcer of the Motion Picture Production Code. The Code barred from the … Continue reading

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The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd. edition) Debuts

I’m pleased and proud to announce the debut of the second edition of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book on June 9, 2014. Here’s what you’ll find in this fully revised edition, according to the back-cover copy: “From Margaret … Continue reading

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Sam Wood Directs “Scarlett’s Return to Tara”

On Saturday, May 6, 1939, Sam Wood directed Vivien Leigh in “Scarlett’s Return to Tara.” Realizing that her mother is dead, Scarlett screams her shock and grief and collapses at Ellen O’Hara’s bier. A parallel to this heartbreaking scene occurred … Continue reading

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