William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
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William J. Folsom 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: Folsom, William J.
Title: William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Dates: 1939
Quantity: 1.0 film reels
Quantity: Four minutes playing time of 16mm black and white acetate film transferred to digital format (DVD)
Identification: ahc.VIS190

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.


Scope and Content Note

The collection, in its original format, is a single reel of 16mm black and white acetate film shot by William J. Folsom during the premiere events for Gone With the Wind. The majority of the film was shot at a ball hosted by the Atlanta Junior League at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium in downtown Atlanta. There are many close-up shots of principal actors from the film including Olivia De Havilland, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Ona Munson, and Laura Hope Crews. The director, David O. Selznick, is pictured along with Carole Lombard, wife of Clark Gable, and Laurence Olivier, companion of Vivien Leigh. There is also a brief shot of the Twelve Oaks facade built for Loew's Grand Theatre and the painting of Scarlett in the blue dress.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged by catalog number.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
De Havilland, Olivia
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960
Junior League of Atlanta
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967
Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Selznick, David O., 1902-1965
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film, VIS 190, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William J. Folsom, 1975 (1975.14)

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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

VIS 190.01VIS 190.01 William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film, 1939