Gone with the Wind (1939) is one of the greatest films of all time - the best-known of Hollywood's Golden Age and a work that has, in popular imagination, defined southern American history for three-quarters of a century. Drawing on three decades of pertinent research, Helen Taylor charts the film's production history, reception and legacy.
HELEN TAYLOR is Emerita Professor of English at the University of Exeter, UK, and an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of American Studies. She is the author of Scarlett's Women: Gone With the Wind and its Female Fans (1989; 2014) and Circling Dixie: Contemporary Southern Culture through a Transatlantic Lens (2001), among other titles.
Foreword.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Selznick's Folly: How Gone With the Wind was Made.- 3. The Greatest Star England Ever Gave Hollywood: Britain and the Search for Scarlett.- 4. The Racial Politics of Gone With the Wind.- 5. Scarlett and Rhett Destined or Doomed?- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Filmography.