In middle school, it was one of my favorite books. This year, the movie turns 75, while the book is 78 years old. Is there racism in GWTW? For this post, though, I want to look at Scarlett. I had fixed stereotypes in my head, and though some were not altogether unfounded, I was pleasantly surprised. I should note, though, that I was not in a town that is typical of the rest of the state.
Lost & Found
Images - Myth and Gender in Gone With the Wind
Cukor was well-equipped for the job of helming such an enormous picture, having previously established himself with such hits as Little Women , Dinner at Eight , and Camille In the final weeks of , Cukor dedicated hours of his time to coaching lead actresses Vivien Leigh and Olivia de Havilland in preparation for their roles. Filming finally began on January 26, — and three weeks later, George Cukor was unceremoniously dropped from the film, and replaced with Victor Fleming. What happened? The truth of what occurred between Cukor, Selznick and Wind has been a subject of speculation for over seventy years.
Why Was George Cukor “Gone with the Wind?”
People in the industry knew about him, as well as his relaxed Sunday afternoon parties attended by closeted celebrities and their boyfriends. Yet he was also important enough in broader Hollywood society that this must have been even less of a secret. His regular evening dinner parties were attended by the likes of Vivien Leigh, Tallulah Bankhead and life-long friend Katharine Hepburn. He never settled down with a permanent partner, but his homosexuality was certainly transparent to those in-the-know. This is a rough, rough overview.
Nearly every room of her tidy house in Powder Springs, Ga. Now, she has more than items worth thousands of dollars. There are 30 copies of the book in several languages and a movie seat from the Atlanta theater where the movie premiered in Sorrow said, trying to explain how a slight interest grew into full-blown worship.