The Atlanta Bazaar was one of the first scenes to be shot. George Cukor directed, but later, Victor Fleming, who took over as director, reshot much of the scene. Selznick wanted, among other things, a more lively pace and it turned out to be a challenge to intercut the new faster paced shots of the dance with the previously shot slower paced footage. Furthermore, Selznick was disappointed with the sets and costumes.
Below is a memo from Selznick to production manager Ray Klune followed by Klune's reply. See also Selznick's memo of March 13, 1939 to Klune and Victor Fleming.
Mr. R.A. Klune cc: Mr. Lambert
I was very disappointed by the costumes in the bazaar sequence during the dance.
I am particularly concerned lest this be repeated in the interior of Twelve
Plunkett feels that if we built ten or twelve costumes for the extras we could
Incidentally, I think the men look awfully sloppy and I cannot understand why
In short, I think that the whole flavor and color of the bazaar sequence, which
SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.
TO: Mr. Selznick
FROM: R.A. Klune
DATE: February 6, 1939SUBJECT: COSTUMES
Your memorandum concerning costumes in the Bazaar Sequence brings up
The uniforms worn by the men in most cases were made to measure. The
I believe that you should immediately clarify to Mr. Cukor and Mr.
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