Russell Bellman Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
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Russell Bellman Gone With the Wind Premiere Film

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Bellman, Russell
Title: Russell Bellman Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Dates: 1939
Quantity: 1.0 film reels
Quantity: 6 minutes playing time of 16mm black and white and color acetate film transferred to digital format (DVD)
Identification: ahc.VIS189

Biographical/Historical Note

The film Gone With the Wind, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell (Marsh), premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1939. Biographical information regarding Russell Bellman has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

The collection, in its original format, is a single reel of spliced 16mm black and white, and color film shot by Russell Bellman during the festivities and premiere of Gone With the Wind. The beginning of the footage captures the Atlanta Junior League Ball at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium and was shot in black and white and color. Bellman shot the black and white portion from an elevated position panning the auditorium grandstands and floor area. The color section is floor level and captures guests in costumes entering the auditorium and dancing. The remaining portion of the film was taken the day of the premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre and is shot in color. Bellman captured spectators waiting for the arrival of the principal actors and dignitaries including some arriving by horse drawn carriage decorated with Confederate memorabilia.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged by catalog number.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Junior League of Atlanta
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Parades and processions--Georgia--Atlanta
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Russell Bellman Gone With the Wind Premiere Film, VIS 189, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Russell Bellman, 1973 (1973.161)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2011.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

Location

VA 189.01VA 189.01 Russell Bellman Gone With the Wind Premiere Film,, 1939