Gone to the Movies

Gone to the Movies

Margaret Mitchell is well known for her novel Gone With the Wind. Her home, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Atlanta, is located on Peachtree Street in Midtown. Her long, incredible novel was made into the famous movie with Clark Gable (“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”) and Vivian Leigh, who are both pictured above with Ms. Mitchell. The film, which came out in 1939, is one of those timeless classics we group with Casablanca, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Sound of Music. The novel is even more timeless, with anniversary editions and special box sets coming out almost every year. It even won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, two years before the film was released.

If you’d like to visit the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown, visit their website to get directions or find tour dates. The obituary written about Ms. Mitchell in the New York Times actually provides quite a bit of information about her life.  And when Gone With the Wind turned 75 in 2011, NPR took some time to feature Ms. Mitchell and her process in writing the novel.

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6 comments
  1. Hi Laura!

    I think this is going to be a very interesting blog! I love your passion behind your topic… It makes the reader find a greater appreciation for southern literature. Great intro and subsequent entries. 🙂
    Good luck!

    ~Allyssa

  2. First I would like to say, I love this photo. As an avid reader and movie watcher, I loved them both. I can feel the enthusiasm seeping through this article and I know you’re a lover of books as well. Thanks for writing this article about one author who gave many a reason to write about the south they love so much!

  3. ajholmes said:

    A great posting with an inviting photo that draws the reader in; thanks also for including lots of links to additional media and resources!

  4. That was wonderful. Thank you for sharing this. As a fan of a few Southern authors, this is pretty darn cool. You do have a serious passion and interest in the literary works, so that will work very well. I will look forward to future works from you.

    • Thanks so much for your kind comment—and thanks for reading 🙂

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