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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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Best Supporting Actress Contenders for 1939

In the Best Supporting Actress category, Gone With the Wind had a double nomination: Olivia de Havilland for her portrayal of Melanie and Hattie McDaniel for her portrayal of Mammy.  They competed with each other and the following Academy Award contenders: … 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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New York City Welcomes Gone With the Wind

Following the Atlanta premiere, Gone With the Wind blew to New York City and hit the Big Apple with hurricane force. Simultaneous “premieres” were held on Tuesday, December 19, 1939, at the Astor Theatre and at the Loew’s Capitol Theatre. … Continue reading

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Atlanta Festivities for Gone With the Wind

On Wednesday, December 13, 1939, the governor of Georgia and the mayor of Atlanta welcomed David O. Selznick’s entourage to Margaret Mitchell’s hometown. Selznick was accompanied by his wife Irene, his brother Myron, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Olivia de Havilland, … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s Filming Ends — Sort Of

On Tuesday, June 27, 1939, producer David O. Selznick sent a telegram to John Hay Whitney, chairman of the board of Selznick International Pictures: “Sound the siren. Scarlett O’Hara completed her performance at noon today.” To celebrate the end of … 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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Filming Takes an Emotional Toll on Gable

Loss and grief were center stage for Gone With the Wind’s filming during the week of Monday, May 29, 1939. After Scarlett’s miscarriage, a distraught, unshaven Rhett sits alone in his room, blaming himself for what has happened. But Melanie … Continue reading

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