Film is a medium that has captivated audiences for years. Going to the movies has been a safe space for people since the “moving pictures” started in 1895. Wonder, magic, and inspiration occur in the darkness of a cinema house, and the film business has been booming ever since!
On this day in history, June 27th, 1939, one film, Gone With The Wind, was still in the production stage. A very important scene was being filmed, an iconic line was being recorded, and take after take the director watched Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh enact their famous parting moments.
Gable’s stoic delivery of, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” was a history making performance and the line itself was quite controversial in its own right. There was an alternative take where the director had Gable say “Frankly, my dear, I don’t care,” in case the censorship laws of the time prohibited the original line. In the end, the film was released with the swear, but the producer was fined $5000 to include the iconic dialogue.
Gone With The Wind gave audiences a peek into the glamorous antebellum south with its sprawling plantation landscapes and beautiful period costumes. You, too, can get a taste of the antebellum with Stuckey’s Pecan Log Rolls, celebrating the taste of the south with pecans, caramel, and cherry! And remember, “After all, tomorrow is another day.”