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.