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1939: The Greatest Year in Movie History

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get to know me meme: [1/10] favourite movies: Gone with the Wind (1939)

There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South, here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow, here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave… Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind

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2/13: Gone With the Wind (1939) dir. Victor Fleming, starring: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel

It received ten Academy Awards (eight competitive, two honorary) from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress 

Hattie McDaniel (Best Supporting Actress) was the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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Cigarette Cards of Classic Film Stars (1935)

From Left to Right: Myrna Loy, William Powell, Jean Harlow, Robert Montgomery, Janet Gaynor, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Leslie Howard, Kay Francis