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The Making of Gone With The Wind September 9, 2014–January 4, 2015

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.

The exhibition will reveal surprising 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. The newly conserved costumes will be displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.


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Admission to the exhibition is free. No tickets or reservations are required. Your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs.


Location

21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, Texas


Exhibition Galleries

Hours

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
10 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday
Noon–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Tours

Noon Tuesday
6 p.m. Thursday
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
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The Ransom Center Galleries are closed Mondays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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About the Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a world-renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, houses extensive collections of literature, film, art, photography, and the performing arts.

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EXHIBITION CATALOG

Featuring more than 300 items from the archives of David O. Selznick, the film's producer, and his business partner John Hay "Jock" Whitney, The Making of Gone With The Wind (University of Texas Press and the Harry Ransom Center) is a fully illustrated companion catalog that offers fans and film historians alike a must-have behind-the-camera view of the production of this classic film.

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