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Producing Gone With The Wind

THE SEARCH FOR SCARLETT

Women Tested for the Role of Scarlett



  • Louise Platt
    09-28-1936
     
     

  • Talullah Bankhead
    12-22-1936
    Memo
    Memo

  • Elizabeth Whitney
    (Mrs. John Hay
    "Jock" Whitney)
    04-05-1937

  • Lynn Merrill
    05-24-1937
     
     

  • Linda Watkins
    06-03-1937
     
     

  • Susan Fox
    06-03-1937
     
     


  • Adele Longmire
    08-18-1937
     
     

  • Haila Stoddard
    11-09-1937
    11-10-1937
     

  • Diana Forrest
    11-09-1937
    11-10-1937
     

  • Edythe Marrener
    (Susan Hayward)
    12-02-1937
    12-06-1937

  • Linda Lee
    12-13-1937
     
     

  • Dorothy Mathews
    12-13-1937
     
     


  • Ardis Ankerson
    (Brenda Marshall)
    02-04-1938
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Paulette Goddard
    02-09-1938
    02-12-1938
    02-19-1938
    11-08-1938
    11-09-1938
    11-11-1938
    12-08-1938
    12-20-1938
    12-21-1938
    Memo

  • Terry Ray
    (Ellen Drew)
    02-09-1938
    02-10-1938
    02-11-1938
    02-12-1938
    02-19-1938
     
     
     
     

  • Anita Louise
    02-10-1938
    03-21-1938
    03-22-1938
    03-23-1938
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Em Bowles Locker
    02-15-1938
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Margaret Tallichet
    03-19-1938
    03-21-1938
    03-22-1938
    03-23-1938
     
     
     
     
     
     


  • Frances Dee
    03-24-1938
     
     
     

  • Nancy Coleman
    09-29-1938
    10-01-1938
     
     

  • Shirley Logan
    09-29-1938
    10-07-1938
     
     

  • Doris Jordan
    10-17-1938
     
     
     

  • Marcella Martin
    10-17-1938
    11-18-1938
    11-29-1938
    12-08-1938

  • Fleurette DeBussy
    10-17-1938
     
     
     


  • Austine McDonnel
    10-17-1938
     
     

  • Mary Ray
    11-08-1938
    11-09-1938
     

  • Lana Turner
    11-17-1938
    11-18-1938
    Memo

  • Dianna Barrymore
    11-24-1938
     
     

  • Jean Arthur
    12-17-1938
     
     


  • Joan Bennett
    12-20-1938
    Memo
     


  • Vivien Leigh
    12-21-1938
    12-22-1938


 

Women suggested for Scarlett but whose tests were general


  • Katharine Aldridge
    10-17-1938

  • Lyn Swann
    12-27-1938


 

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