Happy 100th Birthday to Olivia de Havilland

Friday July 1 through Friday July 8

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Olivia de Havilland was determined to play the role of Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind, even though the film was being made at a different studio. She auditioned in secret and was offered the role. The great difficulty came in convincing Jack Warner to make a deal to lend her to Selznick for the filming. According to Olivia, she invited Mrs. Warner to tea, explained her predicament, and Mrs. Warner agreed to help her.

With Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia DeHavilland, Leslie Howard, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Victor Jory, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Laura Hope Crews, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell, Ona Munson, Ward Bond.

Directed by Victor Fleming (and George Cukor and Sam Wood). Produced by David O. Selznick. Written by Sidney Howard (and others), from the novel by Margaret Mitchell. Photographed by Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan. Music by Max Steiner. MGM/Selznick International. 220 minutes.

Friday through Friday (July 1-8) at 7:30 (plus weekend matinee at 2:00).