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RetroRewind: 1939 – Gone With The Wind Premiere in Atlanta

December 15, 1939 premiere of the classic movie Gone With the Wind at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The movie starred Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland. Clark Gable threatened to boycott the premiere after learning that actress Hattie McDaniel had been prevented from attending the premiere due to Georgia’s Jim Crow laws. McDaniel advised Gable that he should attend.

News of the Day film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Black & White. 4 minutes, 01 seconds in length.

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