The original novel was published in June of 1936. It sold a record breaking amount of copies on the first day.
It was made into a movie and premiered in Atlanta on December 15, 1939. It was a ground breaking movie. One of the first to be filmed in color and to utilize special effects that were heretofore thought impossible.
Awards for the movie:
- best picture in 1939.
- 1939 best actress Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara)
- 1939 best supporting actress Hattie McDaniel (Mammy)
- 1939 best director Victor Fleming