Clark Gable is Rhett Butler
|"This is Rhett Butler, or else, 10,000,000 broken hearts."|
|from the Motion Picture Edition, picture taken with my iPhone|
On display as part of the Ransom Center exhibit in a letter from DOS to Harry Warner, head of Warner Brothers Pictures, Selznick confronts WB for capitalizing on the publicity surrounding GWTW.
|"May I remind you that the rights to 'Jezebel' were repeatedly turned don … until …"|
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CostumesBefore the Academy Awards had a category for costume design, Walter Plunkett designed these and countless other exquisite costumes down to the petticoats.
When one of the actresses thought Mr. Selznick could save money, since no one would know authentic petticoats were there, he told her, "You will know it's there."
|Walter Plunkett, Costume Designer|
The dress Scarlett wore for her wedding to Charles was worn for filming almost as briefly as the on-screen marriage lasted.
Of the 5 costumes on display at The Ransom Center, the wedding dress is a recreation. The rest shown are restored originals. Yesterday's blog post shows pictures of the famous green curtain dress.
Pictured above, Vivien Leigh is wearing the dress that in the movie Scarlett wore to the barbeque at Twelve Oaks. This scene was shot 5 times. After Vivien Leigh had been given time to recover from 125 days of shooting that ended in July, she came back in October, refreshed and again youthful looking for a retake, wearing the white prayer dress.