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  • Gone with the Wind, Soon to Be Gone with the Wind?

    08/30/2017 1:51:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Asked how she could debase herself to the level of playing Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel replied, “I’d rather play the maid and make $700 a week than be a maid and make $7.” Now McDaniel’s iconic performance, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only black winner in that category until 1990, stands under threat of being erased from the cultural memory. A Memphis theater that screens Gone with the Wind annually announced that it is withdrawing it from future showings. At this moment that decision may look like...
  • Gone with the wind of madness

    08/28/2017 8:32:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    Alexander Boot ^ | 8-27-17 | Alexander Boot
    “If there is no God, everything is permitted”, wrote Dostoyevsky. Yet he underestimated the despotic potential of godless modernity. It imposes its own taboos, and they may well be more numerous than those imposed by Christendom. They certainly are different because their purpose is. Judaeo-Christianity saw man as sinful but capable of becoming better. Both its prescriptions and proscriptions were issued to signpost the road to self-improvement in this world and salvation in the next. The original commandments were chiselled in stone literally, the later ones figuratively, but there was no room left for misinterpretation in either case. Modernity sees...
  • 'Gone With the Wind' screenings pulled from Memphis theater for racially 'insensitive' content

    08/28/2017 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies ^ | 8/28/17 | Sasha Savitsky
    If this theater company thought their patrons wouldn't give a damn, they were wrong. A historic Memphis, Tennessee, theater, which has shown "Gone With the Wind" screenings for 34 years, has decided to remove the classic film from its schedule due to its racially "insensitive" content. The move comes after violence erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month. The president of the Orpheum Theatre said the decision to remove the 1939 film was not directly related to the recent
  • Orpheum theater won’t show ‘Gone With the Wind,’ calling film ‘insensitive’(Memphis, TN)

    08/26/2017 7:43:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies ^ | August 25, 2017 | David Royer
     “Gone With the Wind” will be gone from The Orpheum’s summer movie series, the theater’s board said Friday. The Orpheum Theatre Group decided not to include the 1939 movie about a plantation in the Civil War-era South in its 2018 Summer Movie Series after feedback from patrons following the last screening Aug. 11. “As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves’, the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,” the theater’s operators said in a statement. Memphis’ population is about 64 percent African-American.
  • Racial content sweeps away 'Gone With the Wind' screening [Memphis TN; Orpheum Theatre]

    08/28/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
    A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film. Officials at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre have announced that the film will not be shown during its summer movie series in 2018. Theater president Brett Batterson says in a statement that “the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.” […] Batterson tells the Memphis Commercial Appeal a “social media storm” played a role in the decision. …
  • From Banning Gone With the Wind to Calling NFL Fans Racists, Leftists Rip Us Apart by Race

    08/28/2017 1:44:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | August 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was making a joke after the protests in Charlottesville. I said, “Why don’t we just go ahead and ban Gone With the Wind? Let’s ban the movie. Let’s ban the book.” They’ve banned the movie. “Gone With the Wind is a landmark film, one which has been beloved since its record-breaking 1939 release. … Now, the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis has decided to stop showing the film, as, in the words of one citizen, it has somehow been placed in the ‘tributes to white supremacy’ category. … “Memphis based Orpheum Theatre, whose stated mission is to ‘entertain,...
  • Finding Humanity in Gone With the Wind

    07/18/2015 3:27:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 16, 2015 | Cass R. Sunstein
    When Americans think about the Confederacy, they often think about Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 classic, Gone With the Wind. Inspired by recent debates over the Confederate flag, I decided to give the book a try. I confess that I did not have high hopes. I expected to be appalled by its politics and racism, and to be bored by the melodrama. (Scarlett O’Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes? Really?) About twenty pages, I thought, would be enough. I could not have been more wrong. The book is enthralling, and it casts a spell. Does it make a plausible argument for continuing...
  • Yes, You're a Racist -- And a Traitor

    06/23/2015 11:56:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 137 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | John E. Price
    <p>Gone With the Wind is Birth of a Nation with less horses. The movie, and its position among the American cinematic pantheon, has done more to further the ahistoric Lost Cause bullshit than any other single production. Because that's the fundamental problem with the Lost Cause narrative: it's not true.</p>
  • ‘Gone with the Wind’ should be ‘consigned to museums,’ N.Y. Post film critic says

    07/01/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Douglas Ernst -
    The national debate over the Confederate flag has now turned toward Scarlett O’Hara. New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick said Wednesday that Americans should think about relegating the 1939 classic “Gone with Wind” to a museum. “If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?” Mr. Lumenick asked. “I’m talking, of course, about ‘Gone with the Wind,’ which won a then-record eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1939, and still ranks as the...
  • A Film, Gone With the Wind, Now Under Assault for Confederate Imagery;

    06/25/2015 4:13:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | June 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see the movie critic for the New York Post? The New York Post is supposed to be a conservative paper, if it's anything, and the movie critic there is a guy named Lou Lumenick, I'm not sure how he pronounces it. Anyway, he said in a piece that ran last night -- actually I think it's in today's paper -- that the movie Gone With the Wind is a national embarrassment and needs to be banned from television and movie theoretical release and available to be seen only in museums. Now, there's some black actors that won...
  • 'Gone With the Wind' Actress Mary Anderson Dies at 96

    04/07/2014 2:50:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Mary Anderson, who played Maybelle Merriwether in Gone With the Wind and was one of the nine survivors cast adrift from a torpedoed ship in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, has died. She was 96.
  • 73rd Anniversary of “Gone with the Wind” Premiere nears

    11/27/2012 2:16:28 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 101 replies
    Huntington News ^ | November 26, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “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.
  • When ‘Gone with the Wind’ premiered in Atlanta

    12/10/2011 2:21:03 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 44 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | December 10, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “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 Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.”
  • 71st Anniversary of Gone With The Wind

    12/15/2010 4:32:51 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 30 replies · 3+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 14, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Gone with the Wind premiered during the Christmas Season of 1939.
  • Caption Barack and Michelle with Canada's First Couple, at the G20 Summit in Toronto

    06/28/2010 4:34:03 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 75 replies
    Daylife Photos ^ | 6/26/10 | Associated Press
  • “Gone With the Wind” (Movie Review-12/20/39)

    12/20/2009 4:58:35 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 45 replies · 1,127+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives, McHenry Library, U.C. Santa Cruz | 12/20/39 | Frank S. Nugent
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  • When 'Gone with the Wind' came to Atlanta

    12/05/2009 3:15:09 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 48 replies · 1,453+ views
    Huntington News ^ | December 5, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    December 15, 2009, is the 70th Anniversary of the movie 'Gone with the Wind.'
  • (Evelyn Keyes)"Gone With the Wind" Actress Dies

    07/11/2008 6:15:48 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 50 replies · 780+ views ^ | July 11, 2008
    Actress Evelyn Keyes, who played Scarlett O'Hara's younger sister, Suellen, in "Gone With the Wind," has died at age 91. Friend and producer Allan Glaser says Keyes died of cancer at her Montecito, Calif., home on July 4, but word was withheld until Friday because attorneys were waiting for the death certificate was filed. Keyes' other notable roles were Robert Montgomery's lover in 1941's "Here Comes Mr. Jordan," the Ruby Keeler role as Al Jolson's wife in 1946's "The Jolson Story," and as Dick Powell's wife in 1949's "Mrs. Mike."

    06/24/2008 5:16:50 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 24 replies · 162+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 6/24/38 | No byline
    SHEARER TO STAR IN ‘GONE WITH WIND’ Selznick Casts Her in part of Scarlett O’Hara, With Gable as Rhett GEORGE CUKOR TO DIRECT Roles Listed for Margaret Tallichet, Maurice Murphy and Walter Connolly Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. HOLLYWOOD, June 23. – The long-delayed “Gone With the Wind” will go before the cameras at Selznick-International in December with Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Norma Shearer as Scarlett O’Hara, it was learned authoritatively today. By the transaction through which David O. Selznick acquires the two Metro stars the picture will be made under the MGM banner and released by...
  • Freeper Science Theater: Freeper Night At The Movies

    02/18/2008 4:38:48 PM PST · by HonestConservative · 186 replies · 295+ views
    IMDB ^ | 1939 | Margaret Mitchell
    Join your freeper friends for an evening of cokes, cracks, cocktails and comments as we enjoy a trip down memory lane with Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. Turner Classic Movies shows one of our favorites at 8 pm est, tonight. Made in 1939 and released in 41, the hit novel tells the tale of a manipulative southern belle who struggles after the Civil War, to return her family's estate to its original splendor. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland.