December 15, 2010

Southern Happenings: Gone with the Wind


On December 15, 1939, one of the most beloved films of all time premiered in Atlanta. It was a red carpet event if there ever were one with throngs of fans trying to catch a glimpse of Ms. Leigh herself as well as the dashing Clark Gable. I just can’t operate a self-respecting southern blog without paying homage to this fabulous happening…{images courtesy AJC}

Rhett at Five Points{the parade at Five Points}

Ed Rivers

{Vivien Leigh with GA Governor Ed Rivers & GWTW Producer David O. Selznick}

{Clark Gable speaks to his adoring fans}

391215 Atlanta, Ga. - Actress Vivien Leigh and actor Clark Gable meet 'Gone With The Wind' author Margaret Mitchell at a party given by the Atlanta Women's Press Club, Friday afternoon, Dec. 15, 1939.
{Vivien Leigh & Clark Gable meet Margaret Mitchell…wouldn’t you just love to know what they talked about?}

Gone With The Wind 1
{the film’s program}

{Scarlett…hmm, I wonder if this blog’s background shade was at all inspired by this image? I’ll never tell!}

I haven’t watched GWTW in awhile…maybe I’ll pull it out tonight while I’m getting caught up on laundry and gift wrapping. I only wish I could have attended the premiere. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!