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Beginning Of Gone With The Wind

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Costume designed by Walter Plunkett for Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind (1939)

Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland in Gone with the Wind, 1939.

Gone With the Wind

"You're not going to cheat Miss Melly out of the satisfaction of publicly ordering you out of her house!"

"You're not ready for Melanie's party. I've got a headache, Rhett. You go without me and make my excuses to Melanie. What a white-livered little coward you are. Get up. You're going to that party and you'll have to hurry. Has India dared to...yes, India has! Every woman and man in town knows the story! You should kill them-spreading lies. I have a strange way of not killing people who tell the truth. Don't cheat Melly out of the satisfaction of publicly... ordering you out of her house."

Aunt Pittypat Hamilton said my favorite quote in Gone with the Wind.."Yankees in Georgia! How did they ever get in!!! Uncle Peter!!! My smelling salts!!!"....then she and Uncle Peter drove away in her carriage going to Savannah to get away fro them Yankees!

When Rhett tells Scarlett he is leaving to join the army, and Scarlett objects and says "you should die of shame to leave me here alone and helpless! You helpless? Heaven help the Yankees if they capture you! Now climb down here. I want to say goodbye. No! Climb down! Oh, Rhett, please don't go. You can't leave me, please. I'll never forgive you. I'm not asking you to forgive me. But, there's one thing I do know...and that is that I love you, Scarlett."

"I was mad at you the night you left me on the road to Tara...and I still haven't forgiven you. Oh, Scarlett, don't say that. When I think of myself with not a care in the world, and you here in this horrid jail...not even a human jail, Rhett, a horse jail. I really want to cry. In a minute, I shall cry. You can drop the moonlight and magnolias, Scarlett. So things have been going well at Tara, have they? What do you want? Money? I want $ 300. to pay the taxes on Tara."

Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara just after she kills the Yankee army deserter on the stairs inside of Tara. "Well, I guess I've done murder. I won't think about that now. I'll think about that tomorrow."

Vivien Leigh's robe in "Gone with the Wind" was originally created three years earlier for a Katherine Hepburn black and white film, "A Woman Rebels."

Aunt Pittypat actually does faint after Scarlett states that she will dance the Virginia Reel with Rhett at the Atlanta Bazaar for the Cause (in theory she should never have been there, never mind dance, she is in deep mourning.)

Hanging out: Extras are seen gathered on the steps of a set for Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell, pictured above in 1941, started writing while recovering from an ankle injury in 1926. She had read her way through most of Atlanta's Carnegie Library, so her husband brought home a typewriter and said: "Write your own book to amuse yourself." The result was Gone with the Wind.


Olivia de Havilland's as Melanie Wilkes crocheting in Gone With the Wind

Scarlett O'Hara's green velvet dress

Butterfly McQueen was brilliant in Gone With the Wind. " I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies"

Gone with the Wind - Scarlett Meets Rhett

Hattie McDaniel takes a break during the filming of Gone With the Wind 1939

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum: Tour the apartment in Midtown Atlanta where Margaret Mitchell penned her world-famous novel. The Gone With The Wind Movie Museum features the original front door from the Tara movie set.

"As for any possibility of Vivien Leigh’s falling in love with me, I knew that was out from our first glance. For never have I seen any girl more completely in love than that one is-with Laurence Olivier. It’s as visible as a neon sign that she can’t think or talk or dream about anything or anyone else on earth-except when she’s on the set." - Clark Gable

Margaret Mitchell at the Gone With the Wind movie premiere party in Atlanta. ("10 Things You Might Not Know About Gone With the Wind")

Vivien Leigh, "Gone With The Wind", 1939.