Gina Wilhelm Actress – DVD Celebrates Gone with the Wind, Actress Search
Gone With The Wind was first released 70 years ago. A new Ultimate Collector’s Edition has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray, and it’s a celebration and penance at the same time.
Even when the movie was released, there was some criticism of the movie’s stereotyping of black characters, such as Prissy, played by Butterfly McQueen, and the way the movie seemed to glorify slavery.
Hattie McDaniel’s Oscar was the first to be awarded to an African American.
The new DVD/Blu-Ray set includes three featurettes. One is “Movieola: The Scarlett O’Hara War,” featuring Tony Curtis playing producer David O. Selznick searching for an actress to play Scarlett.
Other featurettes are “Gone With the Wind: The Legend Lives On,” which praises the movie, but does present some of the criticisms of the film.
Finally, there is a featurette called “1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year,” highlighting the year that brought us “Gone with the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” and many, many more.