Gone With The Wind
Gone With The Wind
Gone With the Wind is a giant gem of a film with a star-studded cast, exquisite cinematography, and lush musical score. The epic story follows the fortunes of Scarlett O'Hara and her family, beginning before the Civil War and extending through the era of Reconstruction. The film swept the 1939 Academy Awards, winning 10 Oscars. Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy, becoming the first African American to receive an Oscar.

Close Up: Many people who love movies consider 1939 the most exciting year in Hollywood history. Three of the films nominated for that year’s Best Picture have been commemorated on U.S. postage stamps featured in this exhibit. Thomas Blackshear II’s original artwork for these stamps evokes classic movie posters, and the stars and scenery are instantly recognizable, even at stamp size. Scarlett and Rhett, author Margaret Mitchell’s mega-stars, are as vibrant in miniature on an envelope as they are on the big screen.
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Thomas Blackshear II
Derry Noyes
Acrylic & Gouache
1990
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