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 Deco design style popular during...

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 the Academy Awards ceremony. This gave...

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 – Hattie...

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 Actress –...

Gone With the Wind Debuts in LA

The next major premiere for Gone With the Wind took place in Los Angeles at the Carthay Circle Theatre on Thursday, December 28, 1939, just three days before the deadline for the film to qualify for 1939’s Academy Awards. Searchlights swept both sides of the San...