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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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Common Theme in Films With Howard and Leigh

Turner Classic Movies (www.tcm.com) offers two films this afternoon, each featuring a pre-Gone With the Wind performance from Leslie Howard and Vivien Leigh. Each film has a similar outcome. At 3 p.m. (Eastern Time), TCM presents Berkeley Square from 1933. Leslie Howard … 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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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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Spilling the Beans About Oscar Wins

On February 29, 1940, the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles was the venue for the 12th annual awards presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hollywood was abuzz and aglitter with Oscar fever … Continue reading

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Best Technical Achievement Contenders for 1939

For best technical achievements, Gone With the Wind had nominations – and competition – in five categories: Best Art Direction Lyle Wheeler was nominated for his work on Gone With the Wind. Competing films were Beau Geste, Captain Fury, First Love, … Continue reading

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Best Original Score Contenders for 1939

In the Best Original Score category, Max Steiner had a double nomination for his work on Gone With the Wind and Dark Victory. He was up against the following Academy Award contenders: Anthony Collins for Nurse Edith Cavell Aaron Copland … Continue reading

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