Gone With The Wind- The iconic 1939 film that is still considered one of the best motion pictures of the 20th Century. Here is an amazing collection of signatures by the stars that brought the epic civil war novel to life: Signatures of Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia DeHaviland, Butterfly McQueen, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel, George Reeves, Harry Davenport, Ann Rutherford, Laura Hope Crews, Barbara O'Neill, Ona Munson, Evelyn Keyes, Producer David O. Selznick, Director Victor Fleming. Framed with photos in an elegant display.
- Bette Davis turned down the role of Scarlett when it was offered to her. She hated the script and thought the film was destined to fail at the box office, and she thought that Rhett Butler was going to be played by Errol Flynn, whom she loathed and with whom she refused to work.
- 1,400 candidates were interviewed for the part of Scarlett, and only 90 were given screen tests.
- Vivian Leigh was only paid a total of $15,000 for her role, for a film that earned millions.
- Gone with the Wind was popular with American readers from the outset and was the top American fiction bestseller in the year it was published and in 1937. The novel was released June 30, 1936 in the era of the Great Depression and Mitchell worried the high $3.00 price would ruin its chance for success.
- Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell, popularly known as Margaret Mitchell, was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her novel, Gone with the Wind, published in 1936. The novel is one of the most popular books of all time, selling more than 28 million copies. An American film adaptation, released in 1939, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Hollywood, and received a record-breaking number of Academy Awards.