‘Gone With The Wind’ Premieres December 15 1939 (Atlanta)

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One of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters ever was premiered this day, December 15 1939, at Loew’s Grand Theatre, Atlanta. It is thought that around 300,000 people in Atlanta came out in celebration.

The film tells the tragic tale of a southern family’s struggle and disintegration during the ensuing melee of the American Civil War, which took place between 1861 and 1865.

Gone With The Wind has an iconic cast of stars, including Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Haviland and remains highly popular today.

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