Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Gone With The Wind Ball!

Welcome One And All, To Attend Our Gone With The Wind Ball!
You are cordially invited to attend our 70th year celebration of the movie, Gone With The Wind. Our gracious hostess is Nikki from The Scarlett Rose Garden.
I love this movie. It is by far one of my all time favorites, for many different reasons. I love the chemistry between Rhett and Scarlett. I love kindness and gentle feminity of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes. I love Mammy's sassy wit and way about her. I love the costumes and sets and music. So, in honor of this event, I've gathered a few of my favorites for the party! So, let's take a little trip down the Mississippi to the deep south that I love.
Let's start with Tara. "You get your strength from this red earth of tara, Scarlett. You're a part of it and it's a part of you." -Rhett Butler
There was a land of Cavaliers and cotton Fields called the Old South...Here in this pretty world gallantry took it's last bow. Here was there last ever to be seen of Knights and their ladies fair...
Sarlett and all her many beaus. What a grand picnic at Twelve Oaks.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Scarlett and Rhett. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh had such good chemistry.
And what a beautiful little girl they had. -Miss Bonnie Blue Butler. What a pampered princess she was. She was very spoiled, but, she was very loved.
As was Scarlett, by her own parents.I love how Family, Land and Southen culture are very strong themes through out this story.
"To anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them, why the land they live on is like their'll come to you this love of the land. There's no getting away from it if you're Irish."

Melanie is the true heroin of this story in my eyes. She was the family and friend that kept everyone together. She was honest, courageous, kind and loyal to thoes she loved.
"There's just too much honor in her to ever conceive of dishonor in anyone she loves. " -Rhett

"Now we are really and truly sisters!"

Christmas with Family!

"Mammy's a smart ole soul and one of the few people I know whose respect I'd like to have." -Rhett

I'm so glad Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for her portral of Mammy. She was fabulous!

I am in love with old plantations homes. The beauty of the architecture, the staircases, the crown moldings and chandeliers, the landscaping, it's all so breath taking. here are some of my favorites from the film.

A Happy Rhett and Scarlett.......
Here are a few facts about the movie and book...

10,000 copies of the novel were initially printed.

176,000 copies of the book sold with in three weeks.

There are 1,037 pages in the novel.

Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With the Wind" between 1926 and 1936.

In 1937 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her book.

You could buy the book for $3.00 in 1936.

The ticket price of the movie in 1939 was $0.75 for the afternoon showing and $1.00 for the evening showing.

2,500 seats in Atlanta's Grand Theater were filled for the premiere.

The premiere was $10 per ticket.

There were 13 Oscar nominations and 10 wins.

I hope you have enjoyed my tribute to the book and movie. "Gone With the Wind" has a special place in my heart, because my mom was reading it in the hospital right before and after she gave birth to me. I have decided for the 70th Anniversary to read the book for myself. I haven't gotten very far, but "tommorrow is another day."


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Finally! I found the comment spot! Others must have missed it?

I enjoyed reading all this! Yes, this is making me want to read the book again and see the movie again!


Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Wonderful tribute! You know, I never realized that Olivia was shorter than Viv... and I beleive Viv was only 5'2" so Olivia must be extremely petite. Unless it's a shoe thing. I'm going to have to watch closely at the other sceens now, LOL!
Great quotes too.
I'm still making my rounds.. I might have to go to bed after this one tho!
Thank you so much for attending, it was nice having you!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

So interesting to learn the prices of things then--$3 for the book and 75 cents to see the movie! Love these beautiful photos you got from the film. GWTW is one of my all-time favorites! :-)

Valerie said...

What a wonderful collection of pictures from the film, really showing some fantastic details and the architecture.

All combined with some of the better lines and concepts in the film.

And combined with the music this made for a great post!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Tiffany! What a beautiful post!
I know it took a great deal of time and care to create it. Your photos are so beautiful! I loved every moment of visiting here.

I saw the movie when I was a teenager (I should tell that story in my next post) and read the book much later. I love both! What a grand movie it was!!

Thanks for the fun time!
Big hugs, Sherry

Florence and Mary said...

Well I think between my facts and yours I'm quite knowledgeable about GWTW!

Lovely post I enjoyed reading.

I have the book but still haven't managed to tackle it.... must sort that soon!

Victoria xx

Colleen said...

Tiffany, I got online early to see if there were any comments on my posts or any new posts for the GWTW Ball. I was delighted to read yours!!! All the beautiful scenes from the movie, some no one else have used. The scene from the Atlanta Ball was almost ethereal! Thank you for your outstanding post, like you I also want to read the book! I have been hand quilting a lot of hours and my hands and wrists are in need of some rest, so reading may just be what I need right now.
Tiffany, you are a delightful young woman and thank you again for your beautiful rendition of GWTW!!!

Lee Laurie said...

I love your post for the GWTW ball. I didn't know all of that about the book! Now I want to go and read it! Books are always better than the movies anyway.

I really like your blog,too. I'm gonna go and read some older posts.

Have a great day! Glad to have met you at the ball!

daylily777 said...

I have really enjoyed this post ,your tribute to GWTW is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment.8-)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a wonderful tribute to GWTW that you have posted. I sooo love the pictures you've shared today. Love that you shared so many facts about the movie. And we DO have lots in common, what with me too reading the book while I was in labor!!

Fiddle Dee Dee,
Angelic Accents

Debbie said...

I LOVED your post. You hit on every reason why I loved this movie. Though I do encourage you to read the book as it is soooo much better believe it or not...Yes I too LOVED Melanie from beginning to end. The "perfect" lady from top to bottom. I thought your facts where most interesting as well. I'm glad I didn't miss your post. Blessings to you....Debbie

Liz said...

What a wonderful post! I loved the tribute to Vivian Leigh. Did she and LO ever marry? I know that they were living together at the time that the movie was made.

So many interesting facts and pictures!


Anonymous said...

Great job! I loved your post! I loved the music and the little facts. This was so much fun!

Hugs~ Ashley