VIS 189.01 William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film



Title William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Caption William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Description The film Gone With the Wind, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell (Marsh), premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1939.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Subject Actresses
Parades & processions--Georgia--Atlanta
Women
Social & civic facilities
Entertainment--Georgia--Atlanta
Personal Name Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Bellman, Russell
Folsom, William J.
Corporate Name Loew's Grand Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original 1939
Date Digital 2010
Type Moving image;
Digital Format video/mov
Catalogue Number VIS 189.01
Collection William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Publisher James G Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry RD, Atlanta GA 30305
Rights This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Collection Notes Captured as 16mm black and white, and color acetate film then transferred to digital format, DVD. Access copy of complete video stored on DVD.
Notes The collection, in its original format, is a single reel of spliced 16mm black and white, and color film shot by William J. Folsom 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. Folsom 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. Folsom captured spectators waiting for the arrival of the principal actors and dignitaries including some arriving by horse drawn carriage decorated with Confederate memorabilia.
Source Moving image;