A Celebration of Gone With the Wind

Just in time for the film’s 75th anniversary in 2014, a revised edition of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book – a must-have for Gone With the Wind fans!

This highly enjoyable, well-written tribute captures the heart of the story that has captivated generations of readers and movie-goers. In a fascinating collection of informative articles, who’s who biographies, quizzes, games and photographs, author Pauline Bartel explores the complete Gone With the Wind phenomenon.

In loving detail, she tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the casting rumors, the pranks, the famous lines, the jinxed scenes, the premiere and more. From the writing and publishing of Margaret Mitchell's novel to the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film, through the 75th anniversaries of the novel and film, Pauline leaves no tale untold.
In this revised edition, for example, she reveals all about the:

  • Film’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1989, reuniting 11 original cast members for Atlanta celebrations and  the world premiere of a digitally re-mastered version of Gone With the Wind

  • Publication of Scarlett, the long-anticipated sequel to the novel, that earned praise as one of the fastest selling books and scorn as one of the year’s worst reads

  • Drama of the two-year, worldwide search for an actress to play Scarlett in the 1994 television miniseries;  trouble on the set during filming; and the sneak peek fiasco that brought laughter – and boos – from television critics

  • Discovery and publication of Lost Laysen – a South Pacific romance containing the literary seeds of Gone With the Wind – written by a 16-year-old Margaret Mitchell, given as a gift to a suitor, and forgotten about for nearly 80 years.

  • Saga of the second sequel to Gone With the Wind: The first writer was fired; the second writer nixed the deal; the third writer finally delivered the goods in Rhett Butler’s People

  • Atlanta’s Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, the apartment building where the author gave birth to Scarlett O’Hara; its Phoenix-like rise after two suspicious fires; and its designation as a national “Literary Landmark”

  • Reconstruction and opening of Clark Gable’s birthplace in Cadiz, Ohio, as a landmark and as a site for annual celebrations of the actor’s birth

  • Bombshell news that Loretta Young, who auditioned for the role of Scarlett O’Hara, confirmed before her death that her adopted daughter was her biological child by Clark Gable

  • Legal battle over the publication of The Wind Done Gone, a novel reinterpreting Margaret Mitchell’s story from the point of view of Scarlett O’Hara’s mixed-race half-sister

  • Discovery of typed manuscript pages from the last four chapters of Margaret Mitchell’s novel thought to have been destroyed after the author’s death

  • After-Gone With the Wind lives of the film’s remaining cast members
  • Restoration work on five original Gone With the Wind costumes that will be on display in 2014 to celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary

 

With film fans anticipating the 75th anniversary of the movie’s premiere on December 15, 2014, the second edition of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book will be the one book that no Gone With the Wind fan can do without.

Bartel is available for interviews. Contact
The second edition of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book by Pauline Bartel (Taylor Trade Publishing) is available now. Review copies for the media are available through Rowman and Littlefield.

Bartel is the author of six other titles, including Amazing Animal Actors, Reel Elvis! The Ultimate Trivia Guide to the King's Movies, and Spellcasters: Witches & Witchcraft in History, Folklore and Popular Culture. Bartel has participated in dozens of newspaper, magazine and radio interviews, and she has appeared on numerous television shows, including A Current Affair and Entertainment Tonight. Bartel is also featured in the documentary "Starring Animals" produced by BBC Television.

Bartel teaches the secrets of writing and publishing in continuing education courses offered at local community colleges. She is the owner of Bartel Communications, a company that specializes in writing and editing, marketing and public relations, training and professional development and business anniversary consulting services.

 

Author's Book Reveals the Mysteries Of Witches and Witchcraft

 From the first mention of witches more than 3,000 years ago by the pagan peoples of northern Europe, through the European and Salem witch hunts, to modern times with phenomena such as The Blair Witch Project and the Harry Potter books, witchcraft remains a mysterious part of our world's culture. Author Pauline Bartel explores the mystery of witches and explains the origins of witchcraft and its place in society in her book,Spellcasters: Witches and Witchcraft in HistoryFolklore and Popular Culture (Taylor Publishing Company; ISBN: 0-87833-183-2; $24.95).

 Spellcasters shines a light on:

  • The origins of witchcraft from the worship of nature gods and witchcraft's transformation during the spread of Christianity;
  • The differing views of witchcraft and sorcery in cultures around the world;
  • Witchcraft imagery in folklore, including fairy tales;
  • Theories behind the causes of the European and Salem witch hunts;
  • Witches and witchcraft today, including the basics of witchcraft practice; and
  • Witchcraft in popular culture, including the good and bad witches seen on television and in film and represented in books and music.

 Bartel is available for interviews. Contact

 Spellcasters: Witches and Witchcraft in HistoryFolklore, and Popular Culture by Pauline Bartel (Taylor Publishing; Price: $24.95) can be ordered throughAMAZON.COM and BARNESANDNOBLE.COM; and through local bookstores.

 Bartel is the author of six other titles, including Amazing Animal ActorsReel Elvis! The Ultimate Trivia Guide to the King's Movies, and The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book. Bartel has participated in dozens of newspaper, magazine and radio interviews, and she has appeared on numerous television shows, including A Current Affair and Entertainment Tonight. Bartel is also featured in the documentary "Starring Animals" produced by BBC Television.

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True stories of rituals, events and spell casting history. January 4, 2001
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"Pauline Bartel's Spellcasters delves into the history and spirituality of witches, providing a history of witchcraft fabled and factual and covering both classic and contemporary witchcraft. From historical sources to modern mysticism and beliefs, Spellcasters presents true stories of rituals, events and history."

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