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Help raise $50,000 in 75 days for the Harry Ransom Center's 2014 exhibition The Making of Gone With The Wind.

This Hollywood classic premiered in 1939 and will mark its 75th anniversary in 2014.

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The Making of
Gone With The Wind

September 9, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Film producer David O. Selznick's 1939 epic film Gone With The Wind was embroiled in controversy before a single frame was shot. Based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell, the film's depictions of race, violence, and cultural identity in the South during the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction continue to both compel and trouble audiences around the world.

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The exhibition will reveal surprising new stories about the making of this quintessential film from Hollywood's Golden Age and illustrate why it remains influential and controversial 75 years after it was released.

The exhibition will include over 300 original items from the Selznick archive housed at the Ransom Center, including behind-the-scenes photographs, storyboards, correspondence, production records, audition footage, and fan mail. The exhibition will also feature gowns worn by Vivien Leigh as the beautiful and ambitious Scarlett O'Hara. These recently conserved costumes will be displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.

Donate now to support the fall 2014 Gone With The Wind exhibition.

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Your support will provide funds for outreach, additional docent-led tours, a published exhibition catalog, and complementary programming and presentations. Donors will be acknowledged on the Ransom Center's website and receive the following:

$10-$499: Commemorative save-the-date postcard with an image from the Ransom Center's collection.

$500-$999: Complimentary Ransom Center membership for one year, at the dual level, which includes two tickets to the exhibition opening party.

$1,000-$4,999: Complimentary copy of the exhibition catalog.

$5,000+: Special curators' tour for up to six people.

The gift amount that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is the amount donated less the fair market value of benefits provided in return, whether used or not.

Thank you to the following current donors.

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For more information on how to make a gift please contact Margie Rine at 512-471-9643 or margierine@austin.utexas.edu.


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