“Forgotten Hollywood”- Gone With The Wind… Donate Now!

Posted on January 3, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Harry Ransom Center at University of Texas at Austin is raising $50,000 over 75 days for the exhibit The Making of Gone With The Wind (September 9th, 2014 – January 4th, 2015). This Hollywood classic premiered in 1939, and will mark its 75th anniversary in 2014.

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   Producer David O. Selznick’s epic Gone With The Wind was embroiled in controversy before a single frame was shot. Based on the 1936 best-selling novel by Margaret Mitchell, the motion picture’s depictions of race, violence, and cultural identity in the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction continue to both compel and trouble audiences around the world.

   The exhibition will reveal surprising new stories about the making of this quintessential film from Hollywood’s Golden Age and illustrate why it remains influential and controversial 75 years after it was released. The exhibition will include over 300 original items from Selznick’s archive housed at the Ransom Center, including behind-the-scenes photographs, production records, storyboards, correspondence, audition footage, and fan mail. The exhibition will also feature many of the gowns worn by Vivien Leigh as the beautiful and ambitious Scarlett O’Hara. These recently conserved costumes will be displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.

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   Turner Classic Movies is a premier sponsor. Your support will provide funds for additional docent-led tours, published exhibition catalog, outreach, complementary programming, and presentations. Here’s a link to make a donation:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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