Monday, December 15, 2008
Today in Movie History: Gone With The Wind
Today in 1939 MGM released one of the best and most beloved films of all-time. Gone With The Wind premiered at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia after a three day Gala. G.W.T.W. went on to win 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture(David O Selznick) and Actress(Vivien Leigh) in one of the best years in film history. The film was re-released theatrically in 1947, 54, 61, 67, 71, 89, and 1998 and is the highest grossing film of all time. It has made 1.4 billion dollars with adjusted growth, 200 million ahead of Star Wars and 500 million more than Titanic. I was lucky enough to see the remastered re-release in 1998 and if you haven't seen it, then I recommend you see it now. GO!