Gone With the Wind (1939)
Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard and Vivien Leigh in a hair and make-up test for Gone with the Wind, 1938
Vivien Leigh and Leslie Howard in ‘Gone with the Wind’, 1939.
“Had she ever understood Ashley, she would never have loved him; had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him.”
Reading “Gone With The Wind”
Why, how unchivalrous of you. Why, think, Ashley, think – if it hadn’t been for Scarlett, I’d have died in Atlanta, and maybe we wouldn’t have had little Beau, and … and when I think of her picking cotton and plowing just to keep food in our mouths, I could just – oh, my darling!
Gone With The Wind - Parade May 1941
“He never really existed at all, except in my imagination,” she thought wearily. “I loved something I made up, something that’s just as dead as Melly is. I made a pretty suit of clothes and fell in love with it. And when Ashley came riding along, so handsome, so different, I put that suit on him and made him wear it whether it fitted him or not. And I wouldn’t see what he really was. I kept on loving the pretty clothes — and not him at all.”