Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Pages: 1024
ISBN: 0380001098
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Release: 1936
Editor: Avon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell,Pat Conroy
Pages: 1472
ISBN: 9781416548942
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Release: 2008-05-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Herb Bridges,Terryl C. Boodman
Pages: 244
ISBN: 067168387X
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Release: 1989
Editor: Touchstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an illustrated history of 'Gone With the Wind, ' compiled in honor of the film's fiftieth anniversary, providing behind-the-scenes information, anecdotes, quotes from the stars and directors, and a look at the movie's premiere in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1939.

The Making of Gone With The Wind

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Author: Steve Wilson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780292761261
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Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Companion publication to the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition, September 9, 2014-January 4, 2015, marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the film's release.

Scarlett

Scarlett
Author: Alexandra Ripley
Pages: 823
ISBN: 9780446502979
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Release: 2011-11-24
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE PHENOMENAL #1 BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO MARGARET MITCHELL'S GONE WITH THE WIND "Alexandra Ripley is true to Scarlett's spirit and to Rhett's. Her sense of Mitchell's style is right on target." - Chicago Tribune The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone With the Wind. Like its predecessor, Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts. #1 New York Times bestseller #1 Chicago Tribune bestseller #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller #1 Washington Post bestseller

The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Book

The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Book
Author: Pauline Bartel
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781589798212
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Release: 2014-06-09
Editor: Taylor Trade Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Must-Have for Gone With the Wind Fans! From Margaret Mitchell’s tattered manuscript to the film’s seventy-fifth anniversary, this book is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of Gone With the Wind—the book, the movie, and the phenomenon that continues today. Related in loving detail are inside stories of the writing and publishing of the novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film, including casting headaches, on-set tensions, and jinxed scenes; the premiere; and the Academy Awards. This updated edition also contains the scoop on the publication of two GWTW sequels; the disastrous debut of the Scarlett television miniseries; the post–GWTW lives of cast members, such as the news of Gable’s secret lovechild; the restoration of three original costumes in time for GWTW’s seventy-fifth anniversary; and much, much more. The reader-friendly format—fact-packed features, profiles, quizzes, and photographs—will delight any GWTW fan and make this the one book that no “Windie” can do without.

LIFE Gone with the Wind

LIFE Gone with the Wind
Author: The Editors of LIFE
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1618930702
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Life
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seventy-five years after America fell in love with the cinematic classic Gone with the Wind, LIFE revisits the making of the award-winning movie and gives readers a rare look into the film's captivating, behind-the-scenes drama. This richly illustrated book is a must-have collector's item for old fans and new. At age 75, Gone with the Wind endures magnificently and is often considered one of the best films of all time. The travails of getting the movie made in the 1930s were chronicled in the pages of LIFE (1,400 actresses interviewed before Vivien Leigh chosen; Selznick waited two years for Clark Gable to sign on to the project), as was the frenzy of its premiere. All of this coverage is revisited in this lavish coffee-table edition, which also includes behind-the-scenes photography from the set, stunning pictures of the famed burning of Atlanta scene, as well as all of the fascinating, intimate photography from the making of the movie. Furthermore, LIFE partnered with renowned southern authors to bring readers insight into the influence of the book and film on American culture and presents a side-by-side chronicle of what Gone with the Wind claims, and what really happened during the Civil War. This book is as informative and intriguing as it is beautifully illustrated.

Scarlett s Women

Scarlett s Women
Author: Helen Taylor
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0813514967
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Release: 1989
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the influence of the book and film versions of Gone With The Wind on their readers and viewers, and shares interviews with fans

The Wind Is Never Gone

The Wind Is Never Gone
Author: M. Carmen Gómez-Galisteo
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780786486366
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Release: 2011-07-29
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than seventy years after its publication in 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind has never been out of print. An icon of American culture, it has had similar success abroad, popular in Japan, Russia, and post–World War II Europe, among other places and times. This work analyzes the continuations of Mitchell’s novel: the authorized sequels, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley and Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig; the unauthorized parody The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall and a politically correct parody; and the many fan fiction stories posted online. The book also explores Gone with the Wind’s ambiguous ending, the perceived need to publish an authorized sequel, and the legal battle to determine who may re-write Gone with the Wind.

The Wind Done Gone

The Wind Done Gone
Author: Alice Randall
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780547524931
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Release: 2002-04-08
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this daring and provocative literary parody which has captured the interest and imagination of a nation, Alice Randall explodes the world created in GONE WITH THE WIND, a work that more than any other has defined our image of the antebellum South. Taking sharp aim at the romanticized, whitewashed mythology perpetrated by this southern classic, Randall has ingeniously conceived a multilayered, emotionally complex tale of her own - that of Cynara, the mulatto half-sister, who, beautiful and brown and born into slavery, manages to break away from the damaging world of the Old South to emerge into full life as a daughter, a lover, a mother, a victor. THE WIND DONE GONE is a passionate love story, a wrenching portrait of a tangled mother-daughter relationship, and a book that "celebrates a people's emancipation not only from bondage but also from history and myth, custom and stereotype" (San Antonio Express-News).

The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book

The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book
Author: Pauline Bartel
Pages: 301
ISBN: 1589798201
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Release: 2014-06-09
Editor: Taylor Trade Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a collection of everything fans would want to know about a true movie classic. Readers will learn what brand of typewriter Margaret Mitchell used to type the original book, the parallels between Scarlett's life and the author's, and the ins and outs of casting the movie. Trivia quizzes and a bibliography are included, along with everything "Windie" that s happened since the 50th anniversary of the film, including the controversial publication of a sequel by Alexandra Ripley in 1994."

Frankly My Dear

Frankly  My Dear
Author: Molly Haskell
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780300164374
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Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Haskell keeps both novel and movie at hand, moving from one to the other, comparing and distinguishing what Margaret Mitchell expresses from what obsessive producer David O. Selznick, directors George Cukor and Victor Fleming, screenplaywrights Sidney Howard and a host of fixers (including Ben Hecht and Scott Fitzgerald), and actors Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel, and others convey. She emphasizes the contributions of Selznick, Leigh, and in an entire chapter, Mitchell, drawing heavily and analytically on existing biographies, the literature of women and the Civil War, Civil War films (especially Birth of a Nation and Jezebel), and film criticism to such engaging effect as to not just revisit GWTW but to revive and intensify the enduring fascination of what Selznick dubbed the American Bible. --Olson, Ray Copyright 2009 Booklist.

The Scarlett Letters

The Scarlett Letters
Author: John Wiley Jr.
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781589798731
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Release: 2014-10-08
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One month after her novel Gone With the Wind was published, Margaret Mitchell sold the movie rights for fifty thousand dollars. Fearful of what the studio might do to her story—“I wouldn’t put it beyond Hollywood to have . . . Scarlett seduce General Sherman,” she joked—the author washed her hands of involvement with the film. However, driven by a maternal interest in her literary firstborn and compelled by her Southern manners to answer every fan letter she received, Mitchell was unable to stay aloof for long. In this collection of her letters about the 1939 motion picture classic, readers have a front-row seat as the author watches the Dream Factory at work, learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and discovering the peculiarities of a movie-crazed public. Her ability to weave a story, so evident in Gone With the Wind, makes for delightful reading in her correspondence with a who’s who of Hollywood, from producer David O. Selznick, director George Cukor, and screenwriter Sidney Howard, to cast members Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel. Mitchell also wrote to thousands of others—aspiring actresses eager to play Scarlett O’Hara; fellow Southerners hopeful of seeing their homes or their grandmother’s dress used in the film; rabid movie fans determined that their favorite star be cast; and creators of songs, dolls and Scarlett panties who were convinced the author was their ticket to fame and fortune. During the film’s production, she corrected erring journalists and the producer’s over-the-top publicist who fed the gossip mills, accuracy be damned. Once the movie finished, she struggled to deal with friends and strangers alike who “fought and trampled little children and connived and broke the ties of lifelong friendship” to get tickets to the premiere. But through it all, she retained her sense of humor. Recounting an acquaintance’s denial of the rumor that the author herself was going to play Scarlett, Mitchell noted he “ungallantly stated that I was something like fifty years too old for the part.” After receiving numerous letters and phone calls from the studio about Belle Watling’s accent, the author related her father was “convulsed at the idea of someone telephoning from New York to discover how the madam of a Confederate bordello talked.” And in a chatty letter to Gable after the premiere, Mitchell coyly admitted being “feminine enough to be quite charmed” by his statement to the press that she was “fascinating,” but added: “Even my best friends look at me in a speculative way—probably wondering what they overlooked that your sharp eyes saw!” As Gone With the Wind marks its seventy-fifth anniversary on the silver screen, these letters, edited by Mitchell historian John Wiley, Jr., offer a fresh look at the most popular motion picture of all time through the eyes of the woman who gave birth to Scarlett.

Ghosts of Gone with the Wind

Ghosts of Gone with the Wind
Author: Gene Arceri
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1593936400
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Release: 2011-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many of the details in this book you may have read elsewhere. On the other hand, many more are untold stories. If it were not for Francis Stacey, Eric Stacey's widow, this book would not have been written. For it was Fran who wanted, encouraged, and supported the story about a special man in a magical time. Eric Stacey from Ramsgate (Kent) England, an assistant director, who was often relegated to the sidelines as a traffic cop, and his ultimate work seen in Gone With The Wind. As its producer, David O. Selznick wrote (December 5, 1942) in part, ..".[Stacey's] activities were those connected with Gone With The Wind, a picture making extraordinary demands on [his] position." In retrospect, there seems to be a certain element of fantasy, paranoia, artifice and illusion in these recollections. Except for the apparitions that haunted the cast and crew of the film to the end of their lives. Native New Yorker Gene Arceri began his career with various theatre enterprises at the Lincoln Center and elsewhere. He now resides in San Francisco, where he is a multi-media personality. Arceri's books on Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Hayward, Betty Hutton and "Charlie of Nob Hill" have been well-received worldwide, as has his column for the past ten years for Jo Lee Magazine on the internet.

Margaret Mitchell s Gone with the Wind Letters 1936 1949

Margaret Mitchell s Gone with the Wind Letters  1936 1949
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Pages: 441
ISBN: 0020209509
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Release: 1986
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Herb Bridges,Terryl C. Boodman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0671696955
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a pictorial history of the film made from Margaret Mitchell's novel showing the various premieres of the movie in both the United States and other countries. It includes numerous anecdotes and looks behind-the-scenes at how the movie was made and what was deleted.

Margaret Mitchell s Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell s Gone With the Wind
Author: Ellen F. Brown,John Wiley Jr.
Pages: 432
ISBN: 158979527X
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Release: 2011-02-16
Editor: Taylor Trade Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood presents the first comprehensive overview of how this iconic novel became an international phenomenon that has managed to sustain the public's interest for seventy-five years. Various Mitchell biographies and several compilations of her letters tell part of the story, but, until now, no single source has revealed the full saga. This entertaining account of a literary and pop culture phenomenon tells how Mitchell's book was developed, marketed, distributed, and otherwise groomed for success in the 1930s—and the savvy measures taken since then by the author, her publisher, and her estate to ensure its longevity.

Ruth s Journey

Ruth s Journey
Author: Donald McCaig
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781451643541
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Release: 2015-08-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched, Donald McCaig's Ruth's Journey brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure inGone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises” (Geraldine Brooks, author ofMarch). “Her story began with a miracle.” On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor—an infant girl. She falls into the hands of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South: Jehu Glen, a free black man with whom Ruth falls madly in love; the shabbily genteel family that first hires Ruth as Mammy; Solange's daughter Ellen and the rough Irishman, Gerald O'Hara, whom Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their shocking connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O'Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the difficult coming of age felt by three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a portrait of Mammy that is both nuanced and poignant, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. But despite the cruelties of a world that has decreed her a slave, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. She loves with a ferocity that would astonish those around her if they knew it. And she holds tight even to those who have been lost in the ravages of her days. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell'sGone with the Wind.

The Filming of Gone with the Wind

The Filming of Gone with the Wind
Author: Herb Bridges
Pages: 283
ISBN: 0865546215
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Release: 1998
Editor: Mercer University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a must for fans of this movie. There are nearly 1,000 black-and-white photographs covering day-to-day activities of the classic film's making. One literally cannot pick it up without becoming engrossed¿.Many of the photographs are previously unpublished, some snapshots taken by crew members. This pictorial essay gives a better view of the infinite details and idiosyncrasies of filmmaking and, specifically, of course GWTW than many a book on the market.

Rhett Butler s People

Rhett Butler s People
Author: Donald McCaig
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1429928484
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Release: 2007-11-06
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler's People is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone With The Wind. Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event. Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell's unforgettable pages: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War. Of course there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know... Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, Rhett Butler's People fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by Gone With The Wind.