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Ticklish Business: Episode #19 – Gone With the Wind (1939)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Mar 30, 2017

After several weeks of hype pop culture writer Terence Johnson joins me to talk about Rhett and Scarlett (and how much we hate Leslie Howard as Ashley) in 1939’s Gone With the Wind. Please consider leaving the podcast a rating and review on iTunes, or visit my Patreon page to find out more abo read more

Gone with the Wind: Missed Opportunity

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on Jan 5, 2017

Like Old Acquaintance, here's another one of those "what might've been" posts for you. Did you know that Franchot was considered for the two male lead roles in Gone With the Wind?  Clark, Joan, Leslie, and Franchot in one photo. Source: https://inafferrabileleslie.wordpress.com On N read more

The Costumes of Gone With the Wind: Scarlett O'Hara's Red Ballgown

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 3, 2016

Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look a the red ballgown Scarlett O'Hara wears in Gone With the Wind (1939). This article is the fourth in a four-part series. Go here for part one, part two, and part three. One of Gone With the Wind costume designer Walter Plunkett's greatest c read more

The Costumes of Gone With the Wind: Scarlett O'Hara's Curtain Dress

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jul 27, 2016

Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look at the dress made of curtains that Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) wears in Gone With the Wind (1939). This article is the third in a four-part series. Go here for part one and part two. The curtain dress that Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) wears to vis read more

The Costumes of Gone With the Wind: Scarlett's Barbecue Dress

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jul 12, 2016

Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look at the green-sprigged muslin dress Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) wears to the barbecue at the Twelve Oaks plantation in Gone With the Wind (1939). This article is the second in a four-part series. For part one, go here. The green-sprigged muslin dre read more

The Costumes of Gone With the Wind: Scarlett's White Ruffle Dress

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jul 6, 2016

Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look at the white dress Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) wears during the opening scenes of Gone With the Wind (1939). There are many reasons old Hollywood fans return again and again to Gone With the Wind (1939), but the movie's gorgeous costumes are one of th read more

'Frankly, My Dear' From Gone With the Wind

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 4, 2016

Today, I'm writing about the story behind Rhett Butler's famous last line in Gone With the Wind (1939). This article is part of The Classic Quote Blogathon hosted by The Flapper Dame. Rhett Butler's final line in Gone With the Wind (1939), "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," is one of th read more

Photos from “THE MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND” exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center…

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Aug 18, 2015

From September 9, 2014, to January 4, 2015, The Making of Gone With The Wind exhibit graced the Harry Ransom Center in Austin Texas. Christy with curator of the vast exhibit, Steve Wilson, and author of the museum exhibit book, The Making of Gone With The Wind. Banners at the entrance… Photo c read more

Just for Fun: Gone with the Wind Screen Tests

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jun 6, 2015

  Just for Fun: the Many ‘Potential’ Faces of Scarlett… As many of us know, the casting for Gone with the Wind was quite an endeavor. Many actresses were considered for the much-sought-after role of Scarlett, and about 30 actually screen-tested for it, including Tallulah Bankh read more

‘Gone with the Wind’ at the Redford Theatre

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 18, 2015

Once again I found myself spending my Friday night at the Redford Theatre, and once again I had a great experience! This one was extra-special. And I feel like I say that about most of the screenings I take in at the Redford, but it’s especially true this time, because I was treating my sister read more

The 75th Anniversary Of GONE WITH THE WIND

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Dec 15, 2014

On this day exactly 75 years ago, the movie GONE WITH THE WIND had its gala premiere in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. GONE WITH THE WIND is probably the most famous American movie ever made. Even folks who don't like "old movies" have seen it, or are at least well aware of it. The movie's reputation read more

The 75th Anniversary Of GONE WITH THE WIND

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Dec 15, 2014

On this day exactly 75 years ago, the movie GONE WITH THE WIND had its gala premiere in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. GONE WITH THE WIND is probably the most famous American movie ever made. Even folks who don't like "old movies" have seen it, or are at least well aware of it. The movie's reputation read more

The Supporting Players of Gone With the Wind: Evelyn Keyes

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Dec 1, 2014

Evelyn Keyes as Suellen O'Hara Evelyn Keyes will always be remembered as Scarlett O'Hara's little sister, but she was a talented actress and dancer in her own right. Keyes was one of the few native Southerners in the Gone With the Wind (1939) cast. She was born on Nov. 20, 1916, in Port Arthur, T read more

The Supporting Players of Gone With the Wind: Barbara O'Neil

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 25, 2014

Barbara O'Neil as Ellen Robillard O'Hara American actress Barbara O'Neil played many matriarchs in her 30 year career, but she is perhaps most famous for playing Scarlett O'Hara's mother in Gone With the Wind. O'Neil was born on July 17, 1910, in St. Louis. She always loved theater and after g read more

Supporting Players of Gone With the Wind: Thomas Mitchell

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 18, 2014

Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O'Hara Legendary character actor Thomas Mitchell appeared in five classic films in 1939, but he is perhaps best remembered today for playing Scarlett O'Hara's father in Gone With the Wind. Like Scarlett, Mitchell was the child of Irish immigrants. He was born July 11, 18 read more

The Essential Films of 1939: Gone With the Wind

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 17, 2014

The Film: Gone With the Wind. The Director: Victor Fleming. The Stars: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland. Source Material: Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Awards: Eight Academy Awards including Best Picture. read more

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Gone With the Wind – 75th Anniversary Edition

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Oct 8, 2014

Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 30, 2014 Region: Region A Length: 3:53:14 Video: 1080P (VC-1 Video) Main Audio: English Dolby TrueHD Audio (48 kHz, 16-bit) English Dolby Digital Mono Alternate Audio: French 5.1 Dolby Digital Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Spanish Dolby Digital Mono Germ read more

Classic Films in Context: Gone With The Wind

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 5, 2014

Classic Films in Context: Gone With The Wind I decided to write this post about Gone With The Wind after I read “When It Comes To ‘Gone With The Wind,’ Do Kids Today Give A Damn?” The article suggests that the 1939 Best Picture Winner hasn’t aged well. The author o read more

Classic Films in Context: Gone With The Wind

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 5, 2014

Classic Films in Context: Gone With The Wind I decided to write this post about Gone With The Wind after I read “When It Comes To ‘Gone With The Wind,’ Do Kids Today Give A Damn?” at the NPR Web site. The article suggests that the 1939 Best Picture Winner hasn’ read more

Stopping on the Gone With The Wind Trail…

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Sep 28, 2014

OAKLAND CEMETERY: IN THE HEART OF OLD ATLANTA… According to some reports, Ms. Howard might have been the ‘Belle Watling’ of her times…The film receiving the most Oscar awards in 1939 has been scheduled for venues all over the United States in 2014 to celebrate the 75th Annive read more
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