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    Posted February 25, 2011 by
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    "Gone With the Wind" Atlanta Premiere Footage

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     "Gone with the Wind" premiered at Atlanta's Loews Grand Theater on December 15, 1939. In 2011, the Atlanta History Center shared this rare home video footage from the movie’s premiere by Russell Bellman. AtlHistCntr told us Mr. Bellman donated the video to the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center in 1973. Read more about the film's complicated legacy on CNN.com.
    - 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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