San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 Señora Research Institute
La Señora reconnects our community to its history via interactive, historically accurate and intriguing educational programs designed to encompass all age and demographic groups. La Senora enticies the diverse elements of the historical community into collaborative endeavors.
Exploring pur cultural heritage layers unearths the changes each Era has brought to one small Mexican Rancho. From Alta California as we move into the early 19th Century our focus narrows to an artistic and social mecca--a single Hacienda built on what was once Rancho land designed by one of Edison’s Three Tenors. The perfect acoustics of Jose Mojica’s Music Salon enhances our chamber music, and the 1930-40's brought the room Anita Loos' eclectic salons filled with the creative, intellectual and famous people from around the world; until Lyle Wheeler (David Selznick's Art Director) made the hacienda his home. The over 600 films produced by these "Old Hollywood" Legends are screened along with those of their friends in our 50-seat theater.