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Girls Tested for the Role of Scarlett

GIRLS TESTED FOR THE ROLE OF SCARLETT

Name

Where From

Date Tested

Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead

Edith Marrener (Susan Hayward)
Edith Marrener later changed her name to Susan Hayward

Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard

Frances Dee
Frances Dee

Louise Platt

New York City

September 28, 1936

Louise Platt
Louise Platt in "Captain Caution"

Talullah Bankhead

New York City

December 22, 1936

Mrs. J.H. Whitney

New York City

April 5, 1937

Lynn Merrill

New York City

May 24, 1937

Linda Watkins

New York City

June 3, 1937

Susan Fox

New York City

June 3, 1937

Adele Longmire

New Orleans;
New York City

August 18, 1937

Linda Watkins
Linda Watkins

Haila Stoddard

New York City

November 9-10, 1937

Diana Forrest

New York City

November 9-10, 1937

Edith Marrener

New York City; Hollywood

Dec. 2, 1937; Dec. 6, 1937

Linda Lee

New York City

December 13, 1937

Anita Louise
Anita Louise

Margaret Tallichet
Margaret Tallichet

Dorothy Mathews

New York City

December 13, 1937

Ardis Ankerson

New York City

February 4, 1938

Paulette Goddard

Hollywood

February 9, 1938
Feb. 12, Feb. 19
Nov. 8-9-11, Dec. 8,
Dec 20-21, 1938

Terry Ray

Hollywood

Feb. 9-12-19, 1938

Anita Louise

Hollywood

Feb. 10, March 21-22-23,
1938

Em Bowles Locker

Richmond, Va.

Feb. 15, 1938

Margaret Tallichet

Hollywood

March 19, 21-22-23, 1938

Frances Dee

Hollywood

March 24, 1938

Nancy Coleman

Hollywood

Sept. 29, October 1, 1938

Shirley Logan

Hollywood

Sept. 29; Oct. 7, 1938

Marcella Martin
Marcella Martin

Name

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Where From

Date Tested

Doris Jordan

New York;
Hollywood

October 17, 1938

Marcella Martin

New York;
Hollywood

Oct. 17, 1938
Nov. 18, Nov. 29,
Dec. 8, 1938

Lana Turner
Lana Turner

Fleurette DeBussy

New York City

October 17, 1938

Austine McDonnel

New York City

October 17, 1938

Mary Ray

Hollywood

Nov. 8-9, 1938

Lana Turner

Hollywood

Nov. 17-18, 1938

Jean Arthur
Jean Arthur

Dianna Barrymore

New York City

November 24, 1938

Joan Bennett
Joan Bennett

Jean Arthur

Hollywood

December 17, 1938

Joan Bennett

Hollywood

December 20, 1938

Vivien Leigh

London;
Hollywood

Dec. 21-22, 1938

GIRLS SUGGESTED FOR SCARLETT BUT
WHOSE TESTS WERE GENERAL

Katharine Aldridge

New York City

October 17, 1938

Lyn Swann

New York City

Dec. 27, 1938


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