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SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

Inter-Office Communication

TO: Mr. David O. Selznick

SUBJECT: Southern Trip

FROM: Mr. Maxwell Arnow

DATE: November16, 1938

The results of the eighteen day trip through the South were quite meager
with one exception. In Louisiana, at the Shreveport Little Theatre, ran
across a girl by the name of Marcella Martin. This girl is quite good
looking, has a nice figure, and is a grand actress. Without doubt she
is the best of the hundreds of people that I interviewed during
my trip.

In Atlanta, there was a young girl by the name of Mary Nell McKoin at the
University of Georgia who everyone felt was the outstanding young actress
of the community. Had her come in, read some scenes and she really can
troupe. What she seems to lack more than anything else is "oomph" and I
think we would find it difficult to get this out of her unless by use of
clothes, make-up, etc. we could effect the change. Her basic features
are okay, and as I said before, her acting is good, but I am afraid of
her personality.

In addition to the above, ran across four or five gooklooking Southern
girls who read lines fairly well. I am not listing them here, but will
show you their photographs and will explain their qualifications to you.

In view of the fact that some of our friends in the South may feel that we
did not make a sincere effort to find a young Southern girl for the picture,
I felt that I should let you have a list showing the various sources of
talent which were covered on my 18-day trip. I am therefore attaching
hereto a memorandum setting forth the various cities, Little Theatres,
and colleges visited on this trip and also the miscellaneous people inter-
viewed as a result of letters which were sent into us. These letters were
selected because of the fact that they showed more possibilities than any
others received.

M.A.

A



SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

Inter-Office Communication

TO: Mr. David O. Selznick

SUBJECT: Southern Trip

FROM: Mr. Maxwell Arnow

DATE: November16, 1938

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Washington, D. C. and vicinity.

Washington Civic Theatre
Georgetown University dramatic group
American University dramatic group
George Washington University dramatic group
N.B.C. station
University of Maryland dramatic group
Miscellaneous - seven people selected from letters.

Baltimore, Md.

Vagabond Players
Station WBAL
Miscellaneous - one girl selected from letters

Sweetbriar, Va.

Sweetbriar College dramatic group

Richmond, Va.

Richmond Theatre Guild
University of Richmond dramatic group

Williamsburg, Va.

William and Mary College dramatic group

Charlottesville, Va.

University of Virginia dramatic group

Greensboro, North Carolina

Woman's College of University of N.C. dramatic group

Durham, N.C.

Duke University dramatic group
University of N.C. dramatic group
Miscellaneous - one girl selected from letters

Atlanta, Ga.

Federal Theatre - "High Tor"


SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

Inter-Office Communication

TO: Mr. David O. Selznick

SUBJECT: Southern Trip

FROM: Mr. Maxwell Arnow

DATE: November16, 1938

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Theatre Guild of Atlanta
Agnes Scott College dramatic group
Brunel College dramatic group
University of Georgia dramatic group
N.B.C. station
Miscellaneous - seven people selected from letters

Charleston, S.C.

Footlight Players, Dock Street Theatre - "High Tor"
Miscellaneous - two people selected from letters

Savannah, Ga.

Savannah Playhouse of Armstrong College
Miscellaneous - two people selected from letters

Miami, Fla.

University of Miami dramatic group
C.B.S. station

Tampa, Fla. and vicinity

University of Tampa dramatic group
Rollins College Student Players (Clearwater)
Station WFLA
Federal Theatre

New Orleans, La. and vicinity

Le Petit Theatre de Vieux Carre
Theatre Guild
Gulfport College (Gulfport, Miss.) dramatic group
Miscellaneous - two people selected from letters

Baton Rouge, La.

Louisiana State University dramatic group

Shreveport, La.

Shreveport Little Theatre


SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

Inter-Office Communication

TO: Mr. David O. Selznick

SUBJECT: Southern Trip

FROM: Mr. Maxwell Arnow

DATE: November16, 1938

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Birmingham, Alabama and vicinity

University of Alabama dramatic group
Tuscaloosa Little Theatre
Birmingham Little Theatre

Memphis, Tenn.

Southwestern University dramatic group

Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville Community Playhouse
Miscellaneous - four people selected from letters

Knoxville, Tenn.

Miscellaneous - three girls selected from letters

Louisville, Ky. and vicinity

University of Louisville Players Little Theatre group
N.B.C. station
Miscellaneous - three people selected from letters
Guignol Theatre (Lexington, Ky.)
Eastern State Teachers College (Richmond, Ky.)

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Carnegie Institute of Technology dramatic group
University of Pittsburgh Pitt Players
Pittsburgh Playhouse
Kilbuck Theatre

Prior to the above trip, as you know, I covered Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Chicago, Detroit, New York and Philadelphia. To make the record complete as far
as the talent hunt for GONE WITH THE WIND is concerned, I am setting forth a
brief outline of the other trips that were taken, which is attached herewith.

MA:do


SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

Inter-Office Communication

TO: Mr. David O. Selznick

SUBJECT: Southern Trip

FROM: Mr. Maxwell Arnow

DATE: November16, 1938

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1. Brown, Bundsmann, Flagg - 11/26/36

Baltimore
Washington
Charleston
Atlanta
Macon
New Orleans

2. Brown, Flagg, Darrow 3/29/37

Atlanta

3. Cukor, Hobe Erwin, joined by Darrow on 3/29/37

Atlanta
Macon
Savannah
Charleston
Atlanta
New Orleans - Tom Douglas joined 4/8/37

4. Darrow

Baton Rouge
Tuscaloosa
Athens
Columbia
Raleigh