William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film

Collection:
William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Title:
William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Creator:
Hartsfield, William Berry, 1890-1971
Publisher:
James G Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry RD, Atlanta GA 30305
Date of Original:
1939
Subject:
Actresses--California--Hollywood
Actresses--Georgia--Atlanta
Actors
Actors--California--Los Angeles
Audiences--Georgia--Atlanta
Airport terminals--Georgia--Atlanta
Airports--Georgia--Atlanta
Crowds--Georgia--Atlanta
Entertainment--Georgia--Atlanta
Entertainers--California--Los Angeles
Entertainers--Georgia--Atlanta
Motion pictures
Motorcades--Georgia--Atlanta
Parades & processions--Georgia--Atlanta
Neighborhoods--Georgia--Atlanta
Loew's Grand Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Cyclorama (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Municipal Airport (Atlanta, Ga.)
Eastern Air Lines
People:
Hartsfield, William Berry, 1890-1971
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960
De Havilland, Olivia, 1916-
Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942
Howell, Clark, 1894-1966
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Location:
United States, Georgia, Atlanta, Peachtree Street, 33.804803, -84.393633
Medium:
black-and-white films (visual works)
Type:
MovingImage
Format:
video/mp4
Description:
This film contains footage of events in Atlanta, Georgia leading up to the premiere of the motion picture Gone With the Wind. 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.

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.
Local Identifier:
VIS 194.001.001
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/WH/id/2
Language:
eng
Additional Rights Information:
This material is 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.
Extent:
1 film (11:59 minutes) : b&w ; 16 mm.
Original Collection:
William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
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