So I need to share with you the horror of what happened. So I mentioned a tear in the hem. I mended it... as best as I could.
All was great. I got dolled up and was all ready to leave. Walked into the kitchen past the man to go grab something and as I walked past the fridge.... the dress got CAUGHT in the fridge handle. RIPPPPPPP!
Yup. A rip about 12” down the side. I nearly cried.
The man said go change. I decided fuck it. You can’t really tell anyway with all those folds...😂😂😂
Having arrived in Atlanta earlier that day, the night of December 13th found producer David O. Selznick and his wife Irene, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and Olivia deHavilland sneaking away from the Georgian Terrace hotel on Peachtree Street . It wasn’t easy; due to the madness of the crowds outside and the fame of the people within, fifty National Guardsmen secured its entries and exits. At 10:30pm, in the sharply contrasting peaceful quiet and darkness of Ansley Park, the entourage dropped in on Margaret Mitchell at her apartment. The author had planned a small party so they could meet one another. Joining her there were her friends who had worked on the film, Susan Myrick, Annie Kurtz, and Wilbur Kurtz. While just a short distance away, at Peachtree and Ponce deLeon Avenue, crowds hoped for just a glimpse of the movie’s stars coming or going, the stars were being entertained by Peggy Marsh in the unassuming privacy of her hot pink parlor inside her brightly lit apartment. While she had her Scarlett in attendance, and her Melanie, too, she had neither her Ashley nor her Rhett. After filming both Gone With the Wind and Intermezzo, suave Leslie Howard—who downplayed his appeal in Gone With the Wind as part of his interpretation of Ashley Wilkes—had returned to England, concerned about the threat represented to his nation by the Nazi army. As for Rhett Butler, Clark Gable—and his wife, Carole Lombard—were to arrive the next day. Their arrival would kick off a parade Mitchell most decidedly wanted no part of, either as observer or participant. People from all over the state had come to Atlanta to see the cavalcade of stars, those royals of the cinema, the would-be legends starring in that must-see movie which promised greatness, and she wanted no place either in any of the open-air convertibles or standing on the street for a view. She wanted nothing to do with the Junior League Ball, nor the array of parties and press events scheduled the next two days. So she had the stars everyone wanted, privately, in her chic pink parlor.
Fan Art Thursday (Tattoo Edition)
Want to show the world how much you love Vivien?...tattoo it on your body
We’ve seen an increasing amount of tattoos popping up lately that we decided to dedicate a series to these hardcore fans, as a gesture of admiration for their courage and inspiration.
It’s amazing to see how these fans chose to become “blank canvas” themselves to show the world Vivien’s spirit and beauty.
Hats off to you guys and thank you for sharing your love for Viv in such a unique way.
Have you got a Vivien tattoo? Feel free to tag us and we’ll be happy to schedule it for one the upcoming posts.
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Perante ao pôr do sol, a câmera afasta-se e a silhueta de uma bela mulher empoderada esbraveja e faz promessas ao som da icônica trilha de Max Steiner em tom crescente. Enquanto isso, o amor de uma criança pela sétima arte cresce e se estabelece. “As God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again”. #gonewiththewind#scarlettohara#rhettbutler#clarkgable#vivianleigh#sidneyhoward#victorfleming#maxsteiner#moviesquotes#tbt ❤️
79 years ago today (December 12, 1939), a specially chartered plane touched down in Atlanta. Aboard was very special cargo: the film cannisters holding all the reels of film for the December 15th world premiere of Gone with the Wind. To ensure the film stayed safe, it was moved from the plane to a secure bank vault until it was needed at Atlanta's Loew's Grand Theatre for projection tests and, of course, the grand world premiere. In attendance for the premiere would be a large portion of the film's white cast members, most of the filmakers (director Victor Fleming would be a notable absence; Selznick had recommended he share credit with George Cukor and, though the idea was quickly dropped, Fleming never forgave the producer for his suggestion), and, of course, author Margaret Mitchell. The Hollywood contingent would begin arriving on December 13th, with each arrival covered by a GWTW-crazed press frenzy. The film cannisters--the first actual arrival from Hollywood--by contrast arrived with no notice and no fanfare. The priority then was not press coverage but to ensure that nothing happened to those very valuable reels of film.
A date with history: 12 December 1938 -
On Monday morning following the Burning of Atlanta scene, the cleaning of the debris and set construction on the 40 Acres lot commenced.
The time has come to make a decision about Scarlett. In the next ten days the four finalists, Paulette Goddard, Jean Arthur, Joan Bennett, and now Vivien Leigh, would all make screen tests.
Until Vivien’s arrival, Paulette Goddard was Selznick’s first choice for Scarlett. But she was not a favourite with Selznick’s staff.
On a letter dated Monday 12/12/38 Selznick wrote a memo that they should test the four candidates in three key scenes as part of the screen tests:
1. The scene in which Mammy is dressing Scarlett for the barbecue
2. The paddock scene in which Scarlett tries to get Ashley to run away with her
3. The drunk scene in which Rhett proposes Scarlett
As most of us know, the scene in which Scarlett declares to Ashley that she’s in love with him was also added as part of the screen tests.
Goddard had made half a dozen of tests over the course of the year and would make two more, on December 20 and 21. Jean Arthur made hers on December 17, and Joan Bennett on December 20.
Vivien made her three tests in two days, on December 21 and 22.
Source: The Making of GWTW, 2014
#10 Online Dating Part III (lire/read #6 , #9 ) // Photo: from the movie Gone with the wind a classic! 🖤
Assis, un gin tonic à la main, un silence gênant pesait. D’une voix polie, je l’invite à raconter son histoire. D’un ton pédant et légèrement arrogant, il me compte son obsession pour l’aviron. Les minutes me paraissent si longues et ma concentration se fait rare. Il dépose avec confiance son bras autour de mon épaule. Je me dégage gentiment. Silence. A-t-il même entendu le son de ma voix? Je décline le deuxième verre et lui émet qu’il se fait tard. C’est le moment des adieux. Il attend un signe. Timidement, je lui tapote sur l’épaule guise d’au revoir. Il déchante: “ah tu n’embrasses pas dans ton pays?”. Auquel je réponds: “si mais sur les joues.”. Il rit et je m’en vais. Et un baiser de sauver!
Seated with a gin and tonic in my hand, the silence is killing me. Politely, I invite him to share his story with me. With a confident and pedantic tone, he starts his thesis on how he loves rowing. Minutes feel like hours. Confidently, he puts his arms around my shoulders. I pull away gently. Silence. Has he even heard the sound of my voice? I decline the second round of drinks and let him know that it is starting to be late. It is time to part ways. I tap on his shoulder timidly. Shocked he says: “People from your country don’t kiss?”. I reply: “yes on the cheeks.”. He laughs and I start walking away. And this is how I saved one of my kisses! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Two weeks until Christmas! Have you checked out the neat greeting cards, postcards & notebooks featuring Vivien by artist Ale Franks? Still available at www.redbubble.com/people/AleFranksArt/shop
A date with history: 10 December 1938 -
80 years ago, and without a Scarlett being casted, the filming of Gone With the Wind began.
The first scene filmed was the ‘Burning of Atlanta’, at the back lot of Culver Studios. The set of King Kong was used for the burning of the city.
Filming began shortly after dark with William Cameron Menzies directing. David O.Selznick and George Cukor were there to observe.
Selznick’s brother, Myron, one of Hollywood’s top agents, was there too, accompanied by his newest client, Vivien Leigh. In an interview Selznick gave to the Atlanta Constitution in 1939, he said, “I shall never forget when Myron walked towards me with Ms Leigh. ‘David’, he said, ‘I want you to meet Scarlett O’Hara.’” To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of GWTW we are going to publish a series of posts, to revisit some of the most iconic moments of one of the most epic films of all times.
This picture: the woman near the structure to the left (circled) wearing a black coat and hat is believed to be Vivien Leigh.
Source: The Making of GWTW, 2014
“The Tara Treasury”
Great 1990 book that chronicles the history of the classic “Gone With The Wind”. Great photos and articles on all the actors and actresses that were considered for Scarlett and Rhett.
Includes interviews, time lines and the history of the era when it was filmed.
Book is in Excellent condition
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On this night in 1938, David O. Selznick began filming Gone With the Wind at the Selznick Studios in Culver City, California. As legend has it, while the old standing sets from cinema classics King of Kings and King Kong--dressed to look like elements of Old Atlanta--burned, and stunt doubles filled in for the yet-to-be-cast Scarlett O'Hara and the cast-but-not-Clark Rhett Butler, Sezlnick's brother Myron introduced him to British actress Vivien Leigh. According to Hollywood lore, Selznick knew then and there he had met his Scarlett.
I, personally, highly doubt it was that perfect. It's all too Selznicky in its press release/publicity stunt perfection. We do know that Myron brought both Vivien Leigh and her boyfriend, Laurence Olivier, to the filming of those first GWTW shots--photos do back that claim up--but that Selznick somehow came across her at the last instant for the very first time is a bit hard to believe. Maybe it's true; it's a nice story, if so. But Selznick was known for creating stories and if it sounded good, truth be damned. He was nothing if not a master storyteller. (He had also allegedly seen one of Vivien's films and not thought much of her so why should his opinion change over a handshake and a how-do-you-do?) Personal theory: Auditions--if not the role--had already been agrred upon somehow, before she arrived. No, I don't think she definitely had the role on December 10th--we know her screen tests started the next day and continued on for a while, with her being given the role on Christmas Day--but I doubt that it was all as magical and coincidental as the story has since claimed it to be. Regardless, the filming of the old, burning sets allowed GWTW to officially be "in production". The area upon which the old sets burned would then be cleared so that a reconstruction of 1860's Atlanta could be built outside of Los Angeles. Today, sadly, the same site is occupied by warehouses.
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man I hate this. And I know I say that a lot but like...I started out optimistic but once I got to the dress I kinda just gave up lol. This is Scarlett O’Hara btw from Gone With The Wind (one of my all time favorite movies) and I made this for my grandma because today is her 70th birthday! and she loves this movie even more than I do so:) Trying to get decent pictures of this was a s t r u g g l e lemme tell you so I know the quality is shit and you can see smudge marks but idk what to tell you lmao
Anyways that’s all I think,,
Oh listen to Shut Your Face by Bratmobile. It has nothing to do with this but I’ve been obsessed with this song and have had it on repeat literally all day lmao
Ok that’s really all
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