On Monday, June 12, 1939, Gone With the Wind’s action was on the terrace of Scarlett and Rhett’s Atlanta home in the sequence leading up to “Bonnie’s Last Ride.” In the terrace scene, Scarlett and Rhett argue about the state of their marriage. Rhett wants her to give up the lumber mill because he believes the business has been taking Scarlett away from him and from Bonnie.
Although Bonnie was a topic of conversation, Cammie King was not needed for this scene segment. Her sequences were to be filmed at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio.
On Tuesday, June 13, 1939, Victor Fleming directed Clark Gable and Cammie King in “Teaching Bonnie to Ride” on the MGM studio lot at the Cohen Park location. In attempting her first jump, little Cammie fell off her pony. Gable rushed to her side to pick her up and to make sure she was unhurt. The young actress giggled to Gable that she was okay.
Happy 75th Anniversary, Gone With the Wind!
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