GONE WITH THE WIND COLLECTION Exhibition-Quality Original Photographs

WalterFilm: Vivien Leigh & Clark Gable as Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
Vivien Leigh & Clark Gable as Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler

In celebration of the 78th anniversary of GONE WITH THE WIND’s December 1939 premier, WalterFilm.com is offering a rare collection of oversized double-weight vintage original photographs of GWTW character portraits and images from some of the film’s most memorable scenes. Seldom do exhibition quality prints of this size and type, including their original attached typed blurbs on the verso come to the collectors market.  They are unsurpassed in quality.

To view the GWTW Collection please click on the link below:

Gone With The Wind Collection

Gone With The Wind Background

The 1936 novel, over which Margaret Mitchell toiled for over ten years, took the country by storm.  This American Civil War melodrama with its vivid characters and epic romance transfixed Depression-weary Americans and went on to capture the hearts and imaginations of fans for generations. Its story of a strong-willed young woman who perseveres and succeeds still inspires.

Made during Hollywood’s Golden Year, it won most of the major Academy Awards, including Vivien Leigh for Best Actress and the unprecedented Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel.

The pre-production and making of the film was as epic as the film itself. David O. Selznick, with the financial assistance of father-in-law, Louis B. Mayer, set upon a country-wide search to cast the heroine of the story, Scarlett O’Hara. Designed as publicity to promote interest in the film, talent scouts audition girls across America.  In addition, many of Hollywood’s major female stars auditioned for the coveted role, including Jean Arthur, Joan Bennett, Lana Turner, Susan Hayward and Paulette Goddard.

Just as the filming began, Vivien Leigh — a somewhat known British actress — was reportedly cast in the role. As the story goes, Leigh, a client of agent Myron Selznick, was brought to the set the very night the Selznick backlot was being torched to recreate the burning of Atlanta.

WalterFilm.com Rhett & Scarlet Escape the Burning of Atlanta
Rhett & Scarlet Escape the Burning of Atlanta

Vivien Leigh Is Scarlett O’Hara

WalterFilm.com Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O'Hara
Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O’Hara

Clark Gable is Rhett Butler

Walterfilm.com Clark Gabel as Rhett Butler
Clark Gabel as Rhett Butler

Character Actors

Hollywood’s finest character actors added great color to GONE WITH THE WIND. At the time, every actor in Hollywood wanted to be in the film, no matter how small the role. A look at the cast will reveal many popular character and even lead actor names who, in some cases had only a brief line — but were, never-the-less, a character in GONE WITH THE WIND!

WalterFilm.com Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O'Hara
Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O’Hara
WalterFilm.com Laura Hope Crews as Aunt Pittypat-Hamilton
Laura Hope Crews as Aunt Pittypat-Hamilton

Key Scenes

Some of the most memorable scenes from GWTW are among this offering of rare, oversized, double weight glossy exhibition prints. Each include their original attached paper publicity description.

WalterFilm.com Leslie Howard, Olivia De Havilland & Vivian Leigh at the first wedding
Leslie Howard, Olivia De Havilland & Vivian Leigh at the first wedding.
WalterFilm.com Atlanta Bazarr Dance
Atlanta Bazarr Dance

To view the GWTW Collection please click on the link below:

Gone With The Wind Collection