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    "Gone With the Wind" Atlanta Premiere Footage

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     AtlHistCntr told me, 'Russell Bellman donated the video to the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center in 1973. Paul Crater, VP of Research Services, presumes it was in his possession up until then. Paul does not know if Mr Bellman is still alive, he would surely have to be well into his nineties by now.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    Rare color home video footage by Russell Bellman of the "Gone With the Wind" Atlanta Premiere (December 15, 1939). Video features the Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Gone With the Wind Ball, and the Loew's Grand Theatre on Peachtree Street.

     

    16mm Kodachrome film
    Courtesy Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

     

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