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73rd Anniversary of “Gone with the Wind” Premiere nears
Huntington News ^ | November 26, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

Posted on 11/27/2012 2:16:28 PM PST by BigReb555

“News that Ann Rutherford, who played Scarlett O’Hara’s little sister, died Monday brought tears to the eyes of Connie Sutherland, director of Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum”—June 13, 2012 the Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta, Georgia.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anniversary; dixie; gwtw; margaretmitchell
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Do you, your parents or grandparents remember the year 1939 when….

The clock was turned back for the premiere of Gone with the Wind at the Loews Grand Theater in Atlanta, Georgia? This beautiful theater was sadly destroyed by fire in 1978 but many folks still remember when Hollywood came to Atlanta to celebrate that wonderful movie and Atlanta’s own author Margaret Mitchell whose book about the Southern people and the War Between the States would be read by millions of people around the world and be made into an exciting motion picture that has become a classic.

Do you remember when a movie premiere was a red carpet affair of excitement and you could take your family to the movies without worrying about the language or sexual content of the film?

“News that Ann Rutherford, who played Scarlett O’Hara’s little sister, died Monday brought tears to the eyes of Connie Sutherland, director of Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum”—June 13, 2012 the Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta, Georgia.

Ann Rutherford, who died on Monday, June 11, 2012, was a friend of Marietta and was present for the 70th Anniversary re-premiere of Gone with the Wind at Marietta, Georgia’s beautifully restored Strand Theater. Atlanta loved Ann Rutherford!

Mrs. Rutherford was also present at the premiere of Gone with the Wind, arriving in Atlanta, Georgia at 10 AM on December 13, 1939 at the Terminal Railroad Station and stayed at the Georgina Terrace Hotel as most of the stars. The railroad station was torn down in 1972 but the building that was the hotel still remains.

Two years before the United States entered World War II; there was great jubilation throughout America, especially in the Southland, in anticipation of the world premiere of…..

Gone with the Wind during the Christmas Season of 1939, just 74 years after the end of the "War Between the States" and Saturday, December 15, 2012 marks the 73rd anniversary of that classic movie which opens with: "There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind."

Gone with the Wind won 8 Oscars for 1939, including Best Picture, and;

Hattie McDaniel, the first Black American to win an Academy Award, expressed her heart-felt pride with tears of joy, when she was presented the 1939 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her unforgettable role as "Mammy."

Victor Fleming won the Academy Award for Best Director and even though Max Steiner did not receive an award for his excellent music score, the "Gone with the Wind" theme song has become the most recognizable and played tune in the world.

Vivien Leigh, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role, humbly and eloquently summed her appreciation by thanking Producer David O. Selznick.

And, who can forget Olivia De Havilland as the pure-sweet Melanie Hamilton, Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.

Atlanta’s Mayor William B. Hartsfield proclaimed a three-day festival for this grand event and encouraged all women to wear hoop skirts and men to wear Old South attire.

Friday, December 15, 1939, has been described as an icy-cold day in Atlanta but folks warmed to the excitement of the premiere of "Gone with the Wind"--The Selznick International Pictures "Technicolor" Production of the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Release of Margaret Mitchell’s novel about the Old South at the Loews Grand Theater.

Do you remember Thomas Mitchell who played (Gerald O’Hara) telling daughter Scarlett:

"Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts."

And, we all wept when Bonnie Blue Butler, the daughter of Rhett and Scarlett—played by Cammie King, was killed in a pony accident.

Anne Rutherford, who played Scarlett’s sister Carreen, took time to visit the Confederate Veterans at the soldier’s home and the stars toured the famous "Cyclorama" at nearby Grant Park.

The festivities surrounding the premiere of Gone with the Wind included a parade down Peachtree Street with over three-hundred thousand people cheering the playing of "Dixie," waving Confederate flags and shouting Rebel Yells.

Many people also witnessed the lighting of the "Eternal Flame of the Confederacy," an 1855 gas lamp that survived the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. The lamp remained for many years on the northeast corner of Whitehall and Alabama Streets. Mrs. Thomas J. Ripley, President of Atlanta Chapter No. 18 United Daughters of the Confederacy, re-lit the great light with Mr. T. Guy Woolford, Commandant of the Old Guard by her side.

April 2013 is Confederate History Month. Read more at: http://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth

1 posted on 11/27/2012 2:16:34 PM PST by BigReb555
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To: BigReb555

Frankly, I don’t give a damn...........


2 posted on 11/27/2012 2:22:03 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: BigReb555

Gone With The Wind was a Movie that helps Southerners deal with the fact that they lost the CW.

The Confederacy is dead, and the evil system it perpetuated died with it.

It will not return, nor should it.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 2:30:34 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: txnativegop

“Gone With The Wind was a Movie that helps Southerners deal with the fact that they lost the CW.”

The wasteland that was created and the dead women, children, old men and boys, burned family homes that never saw a slave and devastated family farms with smoking carcasses and dead lands helped them realize it, too. What a glorious victory it was!

Hallelujah, brother.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 2:38:28 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: jessduntno

As Sherman said, “War Is Hell!”


5 posted on 11/27/2012 2:40:43 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: txnativegop

It certainly is when war ciminals command armies.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 2:43:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: txnativegop

As Sherman said, “War Is Hell!”

As he also said, “Kill everything that moves, whether it’s a combatant or not!”

The kindest thing that could possibly be said about General William T. Sherman, Commanding General of the United States during the War Between the States, is that he was stark, raving mad. If he was insane - as many contemporary newspapers alleged and as he actually once claimed to be - then it might offer the only lame defense for the dastardly deeds of the United States’ most infamous war criminal.

Sherman, with the blessing and enthusiastic approval of General Ulysses S. Grant and President Abraham Lincoln, waged “Total War” against defenseless civilians throughout the Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865. It was truly a “War of Northern Aggression” against a people who only wanted to be left alone.

General Sherman was personally responsible for the pillaging, plundering and burning of countless defenseless cities, towns and homes. He and his barbaric Union troops brought wrought total destruction on farms, livestock and civilian food supplies. They turned thousands of women and children out into the winter cold, leaving them to fend for themselves with no food and no shelter. He and his troops hauled thousands of wagon loads of stolen Southern goods back to the North. They gang raped both black and white women and slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans, including old men, women, and children of all races.

Sherman had no shame. Here are some of his own words that illustrate his maniacal lust for blood. In a letter to his wife he said of the southern secessionists: “why death is mercy, and the quicker he or she is disposed of the better . . . . Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless to occupy it, but the utter destruction of its roads, houses, and people will cripple their military resources”

In an order to one of his generals, Thomas Ewing (Order #11) Sherman said “There is a class of people (in the South), men women and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order.”

And again to his wife he wrote from north Georgia, “I begin to regard the death and mangling of a couple thousand men as a small affair, a kind of morning dash.”

“The Government of the United States has in North Alabama,” Sherman once declared, “any and all rights which they choose to enforce in war - to take their lives, their homes, their lands, their everything . . . . war is simply power unrestrained by constitution or compact.” “We will . . . take every life, every acre of land, every particle of property, everything that to us seems proper,”

Sherman’s own words condemn him.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 2:45:31 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: BigReb555

I do wish I was with seemingly everyone else on this movie. It was a waste of four hours of my life. What am I missing?


8 posted on 11/27/2012 2:49:21 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

The first third is quite good.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 2:51:26 PM PST by Borges
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To: jessduntno

“General Sherman was personally responsible for the pillaging, plundering and burning of countless defenseless cities, towns and homes. He and his barbaric Union troops brought wrought total destruction on farms, livestock and civilian food supplies. They turned thousands of women and children out into the winter cold, leaving them to fend for themselves with no food and no shelter. He and his troops hauled thousands of wagon loads of stolen Southern goods back to the North. They gang raped both black and white women and slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans, including old men, women, and children of all races.”

Sherman got the job done. Hope we have more like him ON OUR SIDE the next time we need them. And as far I’ve researched, I’ve never seen any evidence that Sherman raped anyone.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 2:52:39 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Borges

I’ll keep that in mind.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 2:53:09 PM PST by stanne
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To: jessduntno; BenLurkin

He fought modern, total war. The South was poorly prepared to fight, but long on bombast.

Oh, and just so you know — My ancestor fought in the 1st Ssouth Carolina Inf and the 25th South Carolina Inf. Captured at the Battle of Weldon Railroad (Petersburg) and spent the remainder of the war as a guest at Point Lookout.

I can not believe that educated Americans can and will hold a grudge for somewthing that happened 150 or so years ago.

When are you going to let go? Just curious.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 2:56:58 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Rebelbase

“Sherman got the job done. Hope we have more like him ON OUR SIDE the next time we need them.”

Not for me, thanks. I don’t follow psychotics who kill civilians. Good luck with that, though.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 2:58:13 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Red Badger

A classic by 1939 standards, but a damn good comedy by today’s. I can’t but laugh at the corny acting and script in this longggggg drawn out movie.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 3:14:20 PM PST by Average Al
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To: txnativegop

“I can not believe that educated Americans can and will hold a grudge for somewthing that happened 150 or so years ago. When are you going to let go? Just curious.”

Who the hell is carrying a grudge? You are the one that’s running your credits. Personally, I don’t give a shit if you fought the war yourself. I was just correcting the error of history and the glorification of murderers. I wouldn’t let anyone talk about Hitler being a real good guy who was just trying to rebuild Germany without speaking up, either. History has a way of getting twisted. Sherman was a psychotic mass murderering, sick SOB.

You don’t want to start questioning someone’s education based on this, really, do you?


15 posted on 11/27/2012 3:18:24 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: txnativegop
"I can not believe that educated Americans can and will hold a grudge for somewthing that happened 150 or so years ago.

When are you going to let go? Just curious."

Who brought it up in the first place?

16 posted on 11/27/2012 3:30:33 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: stanne

What am I missing?

answer: Southern blood..age...education...and lack of real history..


17 posted on 11/27/2012 3:37:33 PM PST by riverss
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To: jessduntno
Thank you. The Confederacy is not dead, it is very much alive, it is a spirit. That same spirit is rising up today in defiance to the present administration.

If some do not understand what that Spirit of the Confederacy is, then you must remain silent regarding this last election, or any of the new regulations and laws that are destroying America.

Perhaps those that want to Damn the South, should take a look around. What have you lost since Obama? Feel that spirit rising up within you now, as you say over and over on FR, "We just want to be left alone, get the government out of our lives".

. Perhaps Obama will send another SHERMAN to quell your resistance, hmmmm?

18 posted on 11/27/2012 3:42:47 PM PST by annieokie
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To: txnativegop
When are you going to let go? Just curious.""""

NEVER........We will never let the Spirit of the Confederacy die......it is not that hard to understand , as it is the same Spirit of resistance you read every day right here in FR. same/same

19 posted on 11/27/2012 3:50:31 PM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie
The Confederacy is not dead, it is very much alive, it is a spirit. That same spirit is rising up today in defiance to the present administration.

I'm not sure if the Confederacy is rising again, but the Union is most assuredly sinking.

20 posted on 11/27/2012 4:13:00 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: stanne

An education in American history?


21 posted on 11/27/2012 4:20:05 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: annieokie

So true Annieokie


22 posted on 11/27/2012 4:24:03 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: txnativegop

Dealing with the problems and realities of TODAY is about all I can even remotely do. - Actually, very few Confederate soldiers or their families owned slaves. If the South fired first at Fort Sumter, South Carolina; it was likely because YA’LL WERE DOWN HEAH!!!

Never you mind, though. The Northeastern cesspool liberal cities of today that have grown out of the “saintly” Union forces and leaders have now given us the Chicago thugocracy we now enjoy. As far as I can see, slavery was not condemned in Scripture; rather the attitudes that the slave was admonished to develop toward his master was considered more important than the “evil” of the slavemaster. (And, NO, I don’t want slavery!) Perhaps Lincoln and the sainted Yankees won’t be so revered in the next life. (Slavery was on its way out anyway due to the industrial advancements. Perhaps Lincoln might have considered this if he’d have been so brilliant. And yep, my great grandaddy was a Confederate soldier, fought at Shiloh and probably at Fort Sumter, too. Probably fired the first shot; BECAUSE YOU ALL WERE DOWN HEAH!!!!


23 posted on 11/27/2012 4:31:39 PM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: Average Al

as opposed to “today’s” absurd, far fetched “action” movies that that have zero chance of actually happening in real life, or silly childlike animated nonsense..” JEDI’S...LOST ARKS..ETC”...sorry cant into “cartoons”...


24 posted on 11/27/2012 4:41:02 PM PST by basalt (1)
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To: riverss

Got all those covered.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 4:45:28 PM PST by stanne
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To: Twinkie
BECAUSE YOU ALL WERE DOWN HEAH!!!!""""".......

Rofl, nothing like the southern humor or the hospitality and MANNERS. love it.

p.s.: next time make that YOU ALL...as Y'all. lol

26 posted on 11/27/2012 4:47:54 PM PST by annieokie
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To: basalt

It takes a lot of manure to draw millions of movie goers over the years. ;-)


27 posted on 11/27/2012 4:48:13 PM PST by Average Al
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To: stanne; riverss

“Got all those covered.”

That’s what the guy who walked into the important meeting at his church with his fly down thought. Are you sure? Have you really checked and made sure?


28 posted on 11/27/2012 4:53:10 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: varina davis

I absolutely love teaching “The Red Badge of Courage” to high schoolers. Story, theme, literary devices, history, life lessons. Taught Twain’s “Huck Finn” and “The Other Side of War”. Wrote & taught much on Eudora Welty and was good friends with a dear friend of hers.

Read Faulkner when no one else will.

I could go on, but I just don’t get this film’s popularity.

I know I’m missing something, because it is so well-liked by so many whose views I respect. May of whom are not Souterners.

I do love the history lesson and the production, even the actors, esp Vivian Liegh.


29 posted on 11/27/2012 4:56:11 PM PST by stanne
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To: jessduntno

LOL


30 posted on 11/27/2012 4:57:08 PM PST by stanne
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To: varina davis

Thanks. Did you know that Gone With The Wind was actually based somewhat on Margaret Mitchells life, and memories told her by her grandmother of life back then. Rhett Butler was based on her first husband, Red Upshaw, who was a worthless cad but she loved him, other characters were based on friends and relatives.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/margaret-mitchell-american-rebel/biography-of-margaret-mitchell/2043/


31 posted on 11/27/2012 4:59:04 PM PST by annieokie
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To: BigReb555

Forget all the hoopla about true love and chivalry. The movie Gone with the Wind is about the end of the world and what comes after.

Today, it's remembered primarily for its fabulous costumes and the angsty love triangle of Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes. The romanticization of the antebellum South has not aged well. But take another look at that name, which offers a radically different way to think about the story.

Gone with the Wind is such a famous movie that it's hard to hear the title as a descriptive phrase. But here's the scrolling introduction:

"There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South... Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be see of Knights and the Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it now only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind."

That's right: Gone with the Wind is about the apocalypse.


Gone with the Wind is the original post-apocalyptic epic


32 posted on 11/27/2012 5:10:35 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Rebelbase
Sherman didn't but the Army of the Tennessee contained many rapists in its ranks as did many other Union units. Black females were easy game in areas that large units moved through. One book that does examine this phenomenon at some length is Harry S. Stout's ‘On the Alter of the Nation, a Moral History of the Civil War’. Published by Viking in 2006 the author is no sense a pro-Confederate author such as the Kennedy brothers and hold the Jonathon Edwards Chair in the History of American Religion at Yale. Heavily documented this book should be read by anyone interested in the War Between the States. If the author has a thesis it is as the war progresses it escalates in scale and violence until he draws a picture of a society dangerously out of control seemingly determined to go on killing until no one was left to slay.

Of Sherman's forces the most chilling remarks are addressed on pages 417-418 and focus on the burning of Columbia:
“For obvious reasons Union commentators gave little attention to the stories of black women being raped, but the facts are plain. While officers complained they could do little in practice to prevent the violence. Widespread black illiteracy meant few black women would record their experiences; others were probably too frightened to witness against their Yankee assailants. Enough accounts survive, however, to confirm the ways in which some white soldiers viewed slave women as ‘the legitimate prey of lust”

One white woman privy to the violence described Union soldiers who stripped black women and then ravished them ‘They violated all the women servants publicly and left them almost dead, unable to move”. Other accounts describe similar outrages. On the morning of February 18, 1865 , black women’s naked bodies lay on the streets of Columbia “bearing the marks of detestable sex crimes”. One older slave was raped by seven Yankees with orders to ‘finish the bitch’ she was drowned in a nearby drainage ditch..

Stout comments on the commanders responsibility for these events by noting “”Sherman never issued any direct orders to destroy private property and plunder civilians, let alone to rape slave women. But any efforts at restraint were ineffectual; in any case , it was well known that if Sherman expected excesses anyplace it was Columbia. That expectation amounted to de facto permission in the minds of many. For that Sherman as the commander of Union forces on the scene must take the moral responsibility.”

(Another recent work based on manuscript sources that reports in detail behavior that can only be described as violent and criminal towards literally defenseless civilians is Jacqueline Glass Campbell,’When Sherman Marched North From the Sea’ University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

In Louisiana, where I now live, there are abundant anecdotal accounts of such behavior of similar behavior on the part of personnel in bank's army during the Red River Campaign. The mixed race Creole plantation community in the Cane River country came in for a particular amount of arson, plunder and rapine as the women in the ‘big houses’ were clearly mixed race and considered to be as sexually available to bank's cotton stealer's as the servants and the women in the slave quarters.

Too many Americans including quite a few here seem to believe actions by US military forces are always justified and that our opponents are always satanic demons. As someone whose family was on the receiving end of the casual violence and destructiveness of the Union army I can only say this is one of those comforting illusions that many utilize to excuse the inexcusable.

33 posted on 11/27/2012 5:10:35 PM PST by robowombat
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To: basalt

Probably those who cannot appreciate GWTW were raised on the filthy trashy movies we have today- the ‘F’ word in every sentence, graphic sex in between the violence, explosions and car chases.


34 posted on 11/27/2012 5:14:23 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: robowombat
Wow, robowombaat, well said!
35 posted on 11/27/2012 5:22:17 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

Yes, I don’t “get” Gone With the Wind either. What chunks I’ve seen of it is pretty bad. My idea that accounts for its success at the time was that it was in color.


36 posted on 11/27/2012 5:27:51 PM PST by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: BigReb555

In the 1970’s the local Jerry Lewis Cinema was going to be showing Gone With the Wind and my mother didn’t want to let me go because she thought that the movie was too sexy for me (I was 12 at the time).

She had seen the movie when it came out, she was 15 at the time, and she was upset by the sex.

I explained to her that I thought I could handle it and if I felt uncomfortable, I would leave the theater and call her for a ride home

Seriously!! (I made it though, no problem. My mother had “issues”)


37 posted on 11/27/2012 5:37:58 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

I am sorry I missed the sex scenes in GWTW. Maybe I saw only a cut version.


38 posted on 11/27/2012 5:41:33 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jessduntno

I prefer General Robert E Lee’s words

(And I’m a Connecticut Yankee - born and raised)

“It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.”


39 posted on 11/27/2012 5:45:52 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: central_va

Yeah, I don’t remember too many ex scenes except for Rhett carrying Scarlett up the stairs to do the nasty, but we didn’t see that part.


40 posted on 11/27/2012 5:54:27 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

I also saw GWTW on the big screen in the 70’s. There must have been more than a few husbands/boyfriends that were dragged into seeing a Saturday night showing. Towards the end when Rhett says to Scarlett, “I don’t give a damn” and walks out on her, there was huge spontaneous applause and whistles from most of the men in the audience. I wasn’t sure if it was because Rhett left Scarlett begging or that the movie was finally over. It was hysterical.


41 posted on 11/27/2012 5:58:55 PM PST by nicksaunt
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To: CatherineofAragon

Well, that would be BigReb555.


42 posted on 11/27/2012 5:59:28 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: stanne

I know I’m missing something, because it is so well-liked by so many whose views I respect. May of whom are not Souterners.

Well there it is...no self respecting Southerner would ever respect the opinion or views of a yankee.


43 posted on 11/27/2012 6:20:25 PM PST by riverss
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To: riverss

Really? Never?

Oh, well, I shouldn’t disparage anything that others like so well, esp a great American movie.


44 posted on 11/27/2012 6:23:51 PM PST by stanne
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To: jessduntno

Good profile!
My father is named after General Wade Hampton, richest man in the US before the war due to plantations and slave ownership, as was my grandfather. Gen Hampton saw the war all the way through, succeeding Stuart after he was killed, as head of the CSA cavalry...
Sherman went to his death denying he set fire to Columbia, SC because of Hampton...he lied all the way to Hell.


45 posted on 11/27/2012 7:02:20 PM PST by matginzac
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To: BigReb555; robowombat; jessduntno; BenLurkin; annieokie; varina davis; Twinkie; basalt

There’s a good article here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2151588/Civil-War-death-toll-higher-thought-historian-says.html#ixzz1wK5tdKB0

On the civil war. Title: Civil War death toll could be 130,000 higher than we thought, says historian

Lots of great civil war era photographs.


46 posted on 11/27/2012 7:03:32 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: stanne

Are you kidding me?
For cinematography, it was ahead of it’s time; for swearing, too; excellent story and depiction of war; the love story was predictable but the citing excellent for the time....
Get your head out of the present-day CG world, use your imagination and try to appreciate it for the grand cinematic spectacle it was of that age.


47 posted on 11/27/2012 7:08:49 PM PST by matginzac
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To: txnativegop

Well, tell it to the Mooslims who are still pissed about the Crusades....


48 posted on 11/27/2012 7:10:40 PM PST by matginzac
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To: patriot08

I had three different ancestors who served in the Civil War.

I mentioned that once to a Californian, who then asked what side they fought on.

“The side that won,” I replied with pride.

“Which side was that?” came the reponse.

True story.


49 posted on 11/27/2012 7:11:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jessduntno

“...I don’t follow psychotics who kill civilians...” on purpose....
FIFY


50 posted on 11/27/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by matginzac
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