Swept Away

Rhett and Scarlett from “Gone With The Wind” 1939

So…I got swept away in a whirlwind of research. In other words, I’ve spent weeks working on a series, trying to put Gone With The Wind as a movie in some context. The results appeared on Emerging Civil War blog originally and here are the links.

Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts, Part 1 – the introduction and readable thesis statement

Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts, Part 2 – Hattie McDaniel’s life and movie role

Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts, Part 3 – the movie in 1930’s & 1940’s Hollywood and society

Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts, Part 4 – feelings associated with the movie over the decades

Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts, Part 5 – thinking about the movie as a form of art

Happy reading?


What’s Trending Now?

(I’ve got more 1865 history coming up. Promise!)

But over the weekend in my usual Gazette665 blogging time, I needed to start working on a response to Gone With The Wind which has been trending in the news. So…I’ve just about got a lengthy series finished up for Emerging Civil War blog (and I’ll add links here when the series is completely published.)

It’s part of my commitment to have dialog and conversation while providing historical reference. Since I spent about a year researching the authoress, novel, and movie, it’s been time to collect my thoughts and raise some questions for what is happening as Gone With The Wind trends. Again. Did you know that the movie has been protested since the days it was filmed in Hollywood? More details coming up…

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. Last winter, I had the opportunity to visit Margaret Mitchell’s home in Atlanta. Here’s an article about that trip.