Gone with the Wind: The Making of an Epic

Thursday, October 19, 2023
7:00 pm


So many things were changed by World War II, including the way America viewed itself. How was this reflected in our movies?

Entertainment historian (and Morristown resident) John Kenrick returns with talks on three Hollywood classics that illustrate how our nation and the “American ideal” were depicted before, during and after history’s most cataclysmic conflict. Now facing cultural re-examination, Gone With the Wind had a long and tumultuous gestation during the years leading up to WWII. How did producer David O. Selznick move heaven and earth to make this film? What marital relationship altered Gone with the Wind’s fate? And why was the great director George Cukor fired – and who replaced him?

Rare photos, classic film clips and behind the scenes stories help us to see this landmark film anew, and to reconsider its controversial content.


Please email marylynn.becza@mmt.mainlib.org for the Zoom code or join us in the Library’s lower level meeting room