American, 20th century. A collection of press and press event ephemera related to the release of the Academy Award winning film Gone With the Wind (1939), after Margaret Mitchell's (American (Georgia), 1900-1949) Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same title (1936). Group comprising an original newspaper copy of The Atlanta Journal (American (Georgia), founded 1883) Souvenir Edition from December 15, 1939 documenting the premier of Gone With the Wind; a Gone With the Wind, or GWTW, press badge; a black and white photograph depicting a member of the press wearing GWTW press badge; an original program from the Junior League of Atlanta's Gone With the Wind World Premier Ball contained in acrylic shadow box; a Loew's Grand Theatre (American, founded 1893) Friday December 15, 1939 ticket for the Atlanta Premier of Gone With The Wind, ticket reads "CENTR J 109 ORCHESTRA Loew's Grand Theatre Friday Evening, Dec. 15, 1939; a pair of souvenir wooden nickels produced for the Atlanta World Premier of Gone With the Wind by The Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce (American (Georgia), founded 1921); a Gone With the Wind theatre booklet edited by Howard Dietz (American, 1896 -1983) with color lithograph images of stars, casting and production details; four Diamond Match Co (American, founded 1881) Vivien Leigh (English, 1913-1967) matchbook covers circa 1937 in blue, purple, red and green; two loose black and white photographs from press events related to Gone With the Wind premier with Clark Gable (American, 1901-1960), Carole Lombard (America, 1908-1942), Olivia de Havilland (American / English, b. 1916-)and Vivien Leigh among others; seven black and white photographs mounted to paper from the Premier Ball of Gone With the Wind at the Atlanta Civic Auditorium on December 14, 1939; two original copies of House and Garden Magazine (American, founded 1901) from November 1939 with Gone With the Wind cover art and article; an original copy of Screen Book Magazine (American, 20th century) from April 1939 with Gone With the Wind article; an original copy of Time Magazine (American, founded 1923) from December 25, 1939 with Gone With The Wind cover art (Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara) and Gone With the Wind article; three original copies Life Magazines (American, 1883) including December 28, 1936, December 18, 1939 and December 25, 1939, each with an article related to Gone With the Wind (film/book); an original copy of The Family Circle Magazine (American, founded 1932) from June 20, 1939 with Gone With the Wind cover art, with article related to the film; a newspaper clipping with inked signature of Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen (American (Georgia), 1911-1995); with framed photocopy of newspaper article describing the opening night of Gone With the Wind; a hand signed letter from Conne Ward-Cameron (American, 20th century) to Harvey Dan Abrams (American, 20th century) thanking him for his help regarding "Gone With the Wind: Images in Black and White." Life Magazines approximately 14.25" x 10.5".
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