VIS 194.01 William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film

Title William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Caption William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Description William Berry Hartsfield (1890-1971) served as Mayor of Atlanta 1937-1962. He served on the Atlanta City Council from 1923-1928 and represented Fulton County in the state legislature. Hartsfield was Mayor of Atlanta in 1939 when the city hosted the premiere of Gone With the Wind, the movie based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell (Marsh). 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.)
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Subject Actresses--California--Hollywood
Actors--California--Los Angeles
Airport terminals--Georgia--Atlanta
Entertainers--California--Los Angeles
Motion pictures
Parades & processions--Georgia--Atlanta
Personal Name Hartsfield, William Berry, 1890-1971
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989
Gable, Clark William, 1901-1960
De Havilland, Olivia, 1916-
Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942
Howell, Clark, 1894-1966
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Corporate Name Loew's Grand Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Cyclorama (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Municipal Airport (Atlanta, Ga.)
Eastern Air Lines
Date Original 1939
Date Digital 2010
Type Moving image;
Digital Format video/mov
Catalogue Number VIS 194.01
Collection William Hartsfield 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 acetate film then transferred to digital format, DVD. Access copy of complete video stored on DVD.
Notes The footage, in its original format, is one reel of black and white acetate 16mm film. The film is edited from several individual reels and includes title and story cards. The first several minutes of the film captures the arrival of the principal actors and studio executives as they disembark at Atlanta Municipal Airport and proceed down the streets of Atlanta. There are many close-up shots of principal actors 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. The next several minutes capture the ball hosted by the Atlanta Junior League. The film shows guests arriving, some in Civil War period costume, and dancing to music by a live band. The final minutes of the film capture some of the principal actors touring the Cyclorama, the site of the Battle of Peachtree Creek, and a residential area as well as the arrival of guests for the movie premiere.
Source Moving image