Selznick’s Best Picture Oscar is Missing!

In 1999, producer David O. Selznick’s 1939 Best Picture Oscar for Gone With the Wind sold at auction for more than $1.54 million to singer Michael Jackson. The presale estimate had ranged from $200,000 to $300,000. The winning bid by the King of Pop set a new record...

75th Anniversary of Bogart’s Classic Film

For the 75th anniversary of The Maltese Falcon, Turner Classic Movies (www.tcm.com) and Fathom Events (www.fathomevents.com) hosted a theatrical re-release of the 1941 detective thriller. I couldn’t wait for this film-noir classic, featuring Humphrey Bogart as Sam...

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 their targets at Pearl...

Community Loan Fund Marks 30th Business Anniversary

Congratulations to the Community Loan Fund on its 30th business anniversary! Located in Albany, NY, the Community Loan Fund connects “socially concerned individuals and institutions to build a healthier local economy and community, by making low-cost flexible...

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 the 1930s, when Margaret...