Gone With the Wind’s Atlanta Premiere

On Friday, December 15, 1939, Gone With the Wind debuted in Atlanta at the Loew’s Grand Theatre. A crowd of almost 18,000 people turned out to see the arrival of the stars. Clark Gable’s appearance caused some women to scream with joy and others to faint dead away....

Selznick Finishes Gone With the Wind

Producer David O. Selznick worked around the clock to complete Gone With the Wind. At the same time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which would release the film, put the finishing touches to plans for the movie’s Atlanta premiere scheduled for Friday, December 15, 1939. On the...

That Damn Word “Damn”

On October 20, 1939, producer David O. Selznick penned a letter to Will H. Hays, president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association of America, and the enforcer of the Motion Picture Production Code. The Code barred from the screen, among other...