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 colossal waste of time. As the title swept across the screen, I sat...

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...

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...