Gone with the Wind did not suffer from lack of marketing. Products sporting the film’s name were pushed upon the public long before the film was released; everything from clothing to perfume to candies to jewelry.
In 1938, even before the film was cast, you could buy yourself [...]
In 1940, Photoplay magazine supplied its readers with facts on Gone with the Wind so that they could play their own GWTW trivia game…
Hollywood can talk of nothing these days but Gone with the Wind. It’s crept into every luncheon and dinner party until hostesses, in despair, have invented a [...]
Time was when you could call [...]
Magazine ad for the re-release of Gone with the Wind in 1941. This was met with great fanfare, as there were many people who didn’t get to see it the first time around due to high ticket prices and long lines.
Gone with the Wind hasn’t been getting much [good] press for its 75th anniversary this year, but here’s one way to celebrate the occasion:
The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum is holding a three day celebration in Georgia, June 6-8! Yours truly [...]
Clark Gable hated anything that he felt was frivoulous about film making. He wanted to just show up, read his lines and go home. He didn’t like taking promotional stills or messing with endless wardrobe fittings. It was part of the job, but he didn’t have to like it. The costumes in
This week, here is an article I posted in 2012 about a contest Screen Guide magazine had to come up with a new ending to Gone with the Wind. The winner is hardly satisfying…
Clark Gable didn’t want to play Rhett Butler–mainly because everyone else wanted him to. He often described how, even before he himself had read the book, people would call him “Rhett” and ask him when he was signing on for the film. He thought it was a great role, certainly, but the [...]
In a Nutshell: Gone with the Wind (1939)
Directed by: Victor Fleming (and George Cukor and Sam Wood)
Co-stars: Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel
Synopsis: Still seventy five years later heralded “the greatest movie ever made”, Gone with the Wind singlehandedly guaranteed Gable’s immortality to movie goers for [...]
Last month, we posted Photoplay magazine’s sketch of Clark Gable as Rhett, from 1937. The following month, Photoplay upped the ante by publishing a sketch of Clark as Rhett with a woman that represented what they thought Scarlett should look like. Think Vivien Leigh fit the bill?
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