Thanks to Turner Classic Movies for airing "Gone with the Wind" last night and to all of our readers who live Facebooked and tweeted with us during the four-hour movie! We had a good 'ole time chatting about birthin' babies, dresses made out of curtains and why Scarlett ever liked Ashley in the first place, when Rhett is so dashingly handsome. We even threw out a couple trivia questions for those die-hard Southern fans, making it not only an entertaining event, but an educational one. Below are some of the best comments and trivia from the night. Enjoy!
"One of the all-time greats, been waiting for this since last month!" - Patrick Pillow in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Facebook
"Get off those steps, you trashy wench
Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 14, as part of Vivien Leigh Month Turner Classic Movies airs the classic "Gone with the Wind" at 8 p.m. We'll be watching, and live tweeting/Facebooking, and hope you'll join us! We realize it's an all-night commitment, as the four-hour movie won't be over until midnight, but you know you want to at least catch a glimpse of Scarlett and Rhett on the big screen. (And if you're really a night owl or just a die-hard Southerner, you may want to stay up or at least set the DVR for "Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind" followed by "Streetcar Named Desire.")
Premiering in 1939, "Gone with the Wind" won an unprecedented 10 Academy Awards and celebrates the 70th anniversary of that win this year. The book was published three years before by Margaret Mitchell, who wrote it from her apartment on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Today, the Margaret Mitchell House is operated by the Atlanta History Center and open for guided tours daily. It also includes a museum, where visitors can see the front door of Tara from the movie set and the famous painting of Scarlett in her blue dress.
According to Wikipedia, Mitchell wanted