As a 6th grader my baby sitter told me I NEEDED to see Gone with the Wind. She warned me it was a little long, but so worth it. With great anticipation, I walked to the theater, bought myself a ticket and watched the show, with intermission, all by myself.
It WAS worth it
At the time I had no idea ‘Gone with the Wind‘ by Margaret Mitchell was a classic. A block buster in print, breaking sales records right and left. Then again as a movie with Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh.
The other day I was looking at the new shows on American Masters and the biography of Margaret was airing. Learning about her background ..the things she did, the experiences she had, I also wondered… how did all of that come together and explode as Gone With the Wind?
I saw the movie when I lived in Europe. Because we were not be there long, my parents took advantage of traveling and we stayed with a wonderful couple that lived on base. I will have ask my mom their names, I’ve forgotten. She taught me to play solitaire and they had a wonderful Chihuahua named Cookie, that I would love to pieces each time I visited. That is why when she told me to go watch a 3 hour movie by myself, I did it. I adored her.
It’s been a long time since I’ve watched the movie and I don’t think I ever read the book. I vividly remember Scarlet making a dress from curtains. That impressed me and I had not learned to sew yet, but I had a notebook full of dresses I’d drawn. Now I really need to read the book & watch the movie again, I’m adding it to my list of things to do.. and I think I’ll read a bio about Margaret.
Have you seen Gone with the wind, read the book, have a memory?
- * Her life is pretty fascinating.. you can read the book(with an audio)
- * And CLICK to Watch the documentary at American Masters
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