Best Director Contenders for 1939

In the Best Director category, Victor Fleming’s work on Gone With the Wind was up against the following Academy Award contenders: Frank Capra who directed the action in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a film in which a naïve, idealistic man fills a United States Senate...

What Shall We Name the Baby?

On Wednesday, May 17, 1939, Sam Wood directed “The Naming of Bonnie” scene with Vivian Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland and the infant playing Scarlett and Rhett’s week-old daughter. In Scarlett’s bedroom, Rhett conveys via baby talk his...