The Number One Southern Belle: Scarlett O'Hara
December 11, 2010
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is one of my favorite books, and Scarlett O’Hara is hands down my favorite literary character. She’s spunky, smart, shrewd, and stylish. Granted, she can also be selfish, rude, and downright mean, but she is also a survivor. She endures hardships and struggles, but makes it through it all to do it all again with the hope that tomorrow it will get better. Because, "After all... tomorrow is another day."
Before I ever read the book, I watched the movie featuring Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable as Scarlett and Rhett Butler. I watched the movie for the first time when I was about 14 years old and fell in love. At this point, I have seen the movie so many times I can quote practically the whole thing.
The film, Gone With the Wind, premiered in Atlanta on December 15, 1939. This blockbuster is one of the twentieth century’s best loved films, and is based on Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Experience the last days of the antebellum South with Scarlett by reading the classic novel or by watching the cinematic gem, Gone With the Wind. If you have never read the book, or seen the movie, you just don’t know what you are missing!