Steve Wilson on 'The Making of Gone with the Wind'

October 3, 2014 6:10 PM

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Steve Wilson on 'The Making of Gone with the Wind'

Just when I thought I could answer any trivia question on David O. Selznick's 1939 production of Gone with the Wind, comes a treasure of new material in Steve Wilson's book, The Making of Gone with the Wind. It is the companion piece to an exhibit now at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin until January 4, 2015. Steve Wilson is also the curator of the exhibit. The large 336-page hardcover volume is exceptionally handsome and refreshingly informative. In tandem with the vast amount of related information available on the exhibit's website -- it turns out the story behind the making of the most popular film of all time is far richer and much more complex than previously told.

In celebration of the film's 75th Anniversary, Wilson's publication is packed with an exciting array of photos, along with clear images of related and crucial memos to and from producer Selznick, hourly shooting schedules, a variety of artistic renderings including costume sketches by Walter Plunket...

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