Harmetz, who has previously chronicled the making of The Witzard of Oz and Casablanca, now turns to the Great American...

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ON THE ROAD TO TARA: The Making of Gone with the Wind

Harmetz, who has previously chronicled the making of The Witzard of Oz and Casablanca, now turns to the Great American Movie: Gone With the Wind. With access to previously unpublished materials in David Selznick's private archives, she relates the film's history, from the endless revision of the script to the battle with the censors--not only over Rhett Butler's use of the word ""damn,"" but the less well known fight over the word ""niggers,"" which is used in the book but not in the movie. Heavily illustrated, the volume includes scene sketches for Tara and the burning of Atlanta, costume sketches, makeup stills, and more.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Abrams

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1996