CELEBRATING A CLASSIC THROUGH PICTURES

To celebrate, here are some historic images that highlight the production and publicity of this timeless masterpiece.

Gone with the Wind six sheet poster
Six-sheet poster from the original 1939 release of Gone with the Wind.
Selznick Studios in Culver City, California - Gone with the Wind burning of Atlanta
One of the first sequences filmed was the burning of Atlanta, which took place at Selznick Studios in Culver City, California. The large structure burning in the background is the remnants of the large gate that had been used in King Kong six years earlier.
Gone with the Wind crews - Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, George Cukor, Victor Fleming
The crew films Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara walking with her father, played by Thomas Mitchell. Walking next to the actors is George Cukor, who began directing the picture until Victor Fleming took over after finishing The Wizard of Oz. Many of Cukor’s scenes, including this one, would be re-shot by Fleming.
Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland Gone with the Wind
Co-stars Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland take a crack at reading the rather lengthy screenplay for Gone with the Wind.
Director Victor Fleming Gone with the Wind
Director Victor Fleming stands next to the gigantic three-strip Technicolor camera.
David O. Selznick, director Victor Fleming, Vivien Leigh, and Clark Gable Gone with the Wind
Producer David O. Selznick, director Victor Fleming, Vivien Leigh, and Clark Gable take a break from filming.
Gone with the Wind - Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett
Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett: one of the most famous onscreen pairings in motion picture history.

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