Monday, December 15, 2014, Marietta honors the anniversary of a historic jewel of our community:
Gone With The Wind (the original)
Seventy five years ago, this beloved jewel of Georgia, Gone With the Wind, premiered at the Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta Georgia. In attendance were the Stars and Starlets of this Hollywood Film. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Hattie McDaniel. As seen in the clips below, Hollywood’s all stars were giving a warm southern welcome.
Watch this original news footage.
In this clip you can see the pride in preparation provided by Atlanta to welcome visitors for the premier.
Gone With The Wind is a classic, Pulitzer Prize winning novel written in 1936 by Georgia native Margaret Mitchell. The novel sold one million copies in its first six months and has been translated into over 40 languages.
Mitchell, a first time novelist, sold the screen production rights before the book was published for a whopping $50,000. The film went on to yield 13 Oscar nominations, 10 wins, presenting the first African American to win an Academy Award. Not to mention the now decades of re-screens and memorabilia.
The City of Marietta, GA, will honor this American Classic on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:30 (actual showtime 7:00) at the Marietta Performing Arts Center on the Marietta High School campus. Please visit the Marietta Performing Arts website for details and tickets. Seats are limited.