Gone with the Wind (GWTW) is an American Epic with behind the scenes stories and photos almost as interesting as the film itself....After converting to today's dollars, GWTW is the largest grossing film of all time. 1400 actresses were interviewed to play Scarlett. The first Director had a nervous breakdown; the supposed screenwriter's script was completely rewritten (sometimes on a daily basis) by seven other writers; production was delayed two years while Selznick convinced Clark Gable (or any actor) to play Rhett Butlet. The film is 233 minutes long!! And yet we can all quote lines from it!
Marc Wanamaker kicks off the first of three Tribute events for the 75th anniversary of this film for which our Hacienda's former resident, Lyle Wheeler took home on of his many Oscars for Art Direction. Marc's archives contain never before seen stills from the shooting of the film. He's bringing them to share with us, and any talk b Marc is always a great talk.
Refreshments will be served in La Senora's theater.
Note that your donation to this event is tax deductible. La Senora is a 501[c]3. The donations raised from this event will be used to help with La Senora's education programming of all three events celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind.
If you prefer to pay by check, please ensure your check reaches La Senora's office mailing address no later than July 10th to ensure your seat is available and that your name appears on the Gate Admittance List.
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La Senora Research Institute
La Senora reconnects our community to its history via interactive, historically accurate educational programs to intrigue all age and demographic groups; we have significant outreach to low income and minority communities. Our resources entice the diverse historical community into collaborative endeavors.
The site's anthropological layers unearth changes each Era brought to one small Mexican Rancho. In the early 19th Century our focus narrows to an artistic and social mecca -- a single Hacienda built on former Rancho land -- the residence of a series of "Old Hollywood" Legends; designed by John Byers, built in the 1920s by one of Edison’s Three Tenors - Jose Mojica’s Music Salon is the site of our chamber music; the 1930-40's brought the Hacienda Anita Loos' eclectic Santa Monica Canyon Salons; then Lyle Wheeler (David Selznick's Art Director) made the hacienda his home. The over 600 films produced by these three former residents are screened in our 50-seat theater