Mrs. John Marsh : The World Knew Her As Margaret Mitchell

About GWTW

Gone With The Wind had its world premiere at the Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, GA on December 15, 1939.

GWTW Awards

  • 1940 Academy Award for Outstanding Production—Selznick International Pictures (David O. Selznick Producer)
  • 1940 Academy Award for Best Director—Victor Fleming
  • 1940 Academy Award for Best Actress—Vivien Leigh
  • 1940 Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay—Sidney Howard
  • 1940 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress—Hattie McDaniel
  • 1940 Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color—Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan
  • 1940 Academy Award for Best Film Editing—Hal Kern
  • 1940 Academy Award for Best Art Direction—Lyle Wheeler
  • 1940 Academy Award, Honorary Award—William Cameron Menzies (Outstanding Use of Color)
  • 1940 Academy Award, Irving Thalberg Award—David O. Selznick
  • 1939 NYFCC Award for Best Actress—Vivien Leigh
  • 1989 People’s Choice Award Favorite All-Time Motion Picture

GWTW Reviews

I’ve seen “Gone With the Wind” in four of its major theatrical revivals–1954, 1961, 1967 (the abortive “widescreen” version) and 1989, and now here is the 1998 restoration. It will be around for years to come, a superb example of Hollywood’s art and a time capsule of weathering sentimentality for a Civilization gone with the wind, all right–gone, but not forgotten.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times, 1998

GWTW and the U.S. Postal Service

Margaret Mitchell Stamp

Issued June 30, 1986

Margaret Mitchell’s only novel, Gone With The Wind, hit bookshelves on June 30, 1936. Fifty years later, the U.S. Post Office would issue a definitive 1-cent stamp to commemorate the event. The Margaret Mitchell stamp was part of the Great Americans series.

GWTW Stamp

Issued on September 10, 1998

Twelve years later, on September 10, 1998, USPS issued a commemorative stamp for the book, Gone With The Wind.

On March 23, 1990, the U.S. Post Office issued a 25-cent commemorative stamp honoring the movie Gone With The Wind. The ceremony took place in Hollywood, CA; a set of four stamps recognized classic films released in 1939 and winners or nominees of Academy Awards in 1940. Gone With the Wind won 10 Academy Awards in 1940.

oscars 1940s stamps

All Four Movies

GWTW 25-cent stamp

Issued March 23, 1990

hattie mcdaniel 39 cent stamp

Issued January 25, 2006

On January 25, 2006, USPS released the 39-cent Hattie McDaniel commemorative stamp; the stamp recognizes the Oscar she won for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award and the 29th honoree in the USPS Black Heritage commemorative stamp series.