Thursday, December 26, 2013

"Gone With the Wind" Items Displayed-- Part 1

From the August 30, 2012, "NC museum displays 'Gone With the Wind' film items." //// The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh has a new exhibit "Reel to Reel: The Making of "Gone With the Wind" which has some 120 items. These are from the personal collection of Jim Tumblin, former head of Universal Studios makeup and hair department. //// It includes costumes, Vivian Leigh's Academy Award and story boards. //// There had been much segregation at the movie's set in Culver City and black actors had been banned from the December 1939 movie premier in Atlanta. //// "Just like you can't talk about the Civil War without talking about 'Gone With the Wind' without talking about racism," said Steve Wilson, film curator at the University of Texas in Austin, home of producer David O. Selznick's papers. //// Racisn Sadly Was a Way of Life Back Then. It Was Just the Way It Was. People From Today Should Be Wary of Putting Today's Mores On People From Back Then. --Old Secesh

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