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John Wiley, Jr.

The Scarlett Letters

The Making of the Film Gone With the Wind

Taylor Trade Publishing 2014

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Margaret Mitchell’s blockbuster novel was released in 1936 to great acclaim. It immediately drew interest from Hollywood hoping to turn it into an epic...

Margaret Mitchell’s blockbuster novel was released in 1936 to great acclaim. It immediately drew interest from Hollywood hoping to turn it into an epic film. After its sale, Mitchell began a large series of letters related to the making of the film. GWTW expert John Wiley, Jr. reviewed the large collection of Mitchell’s correspondence and compiled a fascinating book of letters and telegrams from Mitchell to Hollywood moguls, reporters, fans, and friends related to the making of the film. The Scarlett Letters: The Making of the Film Gone With the Wind (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014) presents a new way to look at the making of Gone With the Wind, as well as a different view of the importance of the book author to a movie.