75th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind
Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the novel by Margaret Mitchell. Gone With the Wind was published in June 1936. Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her sweeping novel the following May. It was made into an equally famous motion picture starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. The movie had its world premiere at the Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta December 15, 1939. Check out this little video about Margaret Mitchell. Of course, Gone with the Wind is part of the Media Services Home…
Great Buffalo Trading Post
The Rhett House Beaufort, South Carolina. This is known as The Rhett House. The Rhett Family was the richest family in the South. The Butler Family was the richest northern family. And that is where...
Ruins of Tara Plantation Set
In 1959, as he watched the Tara set being dismantled, Gone With the Wind producer David O. Selznick solemnly observed that “Nothing in Hollywood is permanent. Once photographed, life here is ended. It is almost symbolic of Hollywood. Tara has no rooms inside. It’s just a facade… Much of Hollywood is a facade.” RIP David O. Selznick (May 10, 1902 – June 22, 1965)
The room where Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone with the Wind"
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Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Cast-Signed 'Gone With the Wind' Book Sells for $135,300
The book, which contains the signatures of nearly the entire cast plus director Victor Fleming and producer David O. Selznick, sold for double its initial estimate.
Atlanta newspaper announcing the death of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind. Browse and order prints from our collection.
Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta
The Margaret Mitchell House: www.gwtw.org/ 1899 Built by Cornelius J. Sheehan as a two-story, single-family home with a fashionable Peachtree Street address: #806. The neighborhood was known as the "tight squeeze," referring to the turn-of-the-century when Peachtree looped around a 30-foot ravine. 1919 The house was converted into a 10-unit apartment building - Crescent Apartments. During this time, families were selling their homes to make way for commercial development. The owner pushed…