Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gone With The Wind 75th Anniversary

I've been watching "Gone With the Wind" on this rainy day and sippin' a Scarlett O'Hara cocktail...the most genteel  Southern drink evah--it's the drink of the Old South.

On this day in 1936, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" went on sale to the public.

This year is the 75th anniversary of the film "Gone With the Wind."  I grew up watching this movie over and over and over.  I still love it today and each time I watch it, I find something else to love about it.  

There are so many scenes from the movie that I love and tons of lines that I favor.  Here are a few of my favorites:

"Fiddle dee dee. War, war, war. This war talk is spoiling the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream." 

    "Melanie! She's a paleface mealy-mouth ninny and I hate her!."


Scarlett:  "Who's that?"
Cathleen:  "Who?"
Scarlett:  "That man looking at us and smiling.  The nasty, dark one."
Cathleen:  "My dear, don't you know?  That's Rhett Butler.  He's from Charleston.  He has the most terrible reputation."
Scarlett:  "He looks as if..as if he knows what I look like without my shimmy."

Scarlett:  "Sir, you are no gentleman."
Rhett:  "And you Miss are no lady."

             Prissy:  "I don't know nuthin' 'bout birthin' no babies." 

"Take a good look my dear. It's a historical moment. You can tell your grandchildren how you watched the Old South disappear one night."

"Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn."

And these photos with Mammy helping Scarlett get dressed for the Twelve Oaks Plantation's barbecue...

Mammy: "You can't show yo' bosom fo' 3 o'clock."  And..."I has told you and told you that you can always tell a lady by the way she eats in front of folks like a bird, and I ain't aimin' fo' you to go to Mr. John Wilkes's and eat like a fieldhand and gobble like a hog!"

And this one is my very all-time favorite!
"Great balls of fire. Don't bother me anymore. And don't call me Sugar!"

The saddest...
{After the accident}  
Mammy:  "He went out and shot that poor pony, and for a minute, I thought he was gonna shoot hisself."

Recipe for Scarlett O'Hara Cocktail:

Pour 2 ounces of Southern Comfort into a glass.  Add a dash of lime juice and fill with crushed ice.  Add 4 ounces cranberry juice and stir.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

What's your favorite line from "Gone With the Wind?"


Carolina Girl said...

“I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”

Love this one!

Lori said...

Oh love "birthin' no babies. But, I must add.. "as God is my witness, I will never go hungry again" and "Tara, I'll go home to Tara.... and of course, "I won't think about now, I'll think about it tomorrow, there is always tomorrow". My grandchildren will have movie night with Lala and watch one of my many copies.

Lisa Bolling said...

"I'll think about that tomorrow." I actually say that one quite often myself.
Love "Gone with the Wind." Greatest book and movie ever!!

NikkiL said...


Leiah said...

And it's Miss Olivia de Havilland's 98th birthday as well. I'm such a Windie, I even named my daughter Katie Scarlett!

Miss Janice said...

I say that all the time.

Miss Janice said...

Loved Prissy and her voice!

Miss Janice said...

Me too. It is the best book and movie!

Miss Janice said...

I actually say that.

Miss Janice said...

I love that name!

paperjunk-lc said...

I'll think about that tomorrow it something I say every Sunday night before I have to go to work on Monday! I also like:Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for etc... I'm hoping to go the exhibit in Austin, TX this year that showcases costumes from the movie.

Kari said...

"After all, tomorrow is another day."
Determination and the strength to see things through.

Alison said...

One of my Hollywood oldies film favourties. I have to admit I have yet to read this classic though.


AngelaV said...

"Good heavens woman! This is war! Not a garden party!"