Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys - Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys Los Angeles, California - TCM Classic Film Festival opening night - 'A Star Is Born' premiere held at the Mann's Chinese Theater - Arrivals Thursday 22nd April 2010
Ann Rutherford and Betty White - Ann Rutherford & Anne Jeffreys North Hollywood, California - arriving at the ATAS Honors Betty White Celebrating 60 Years on Television at the Television Academy Thursday 7th August 2008
Margaret Mitchell's bestselling novel was the most successful period romance novel of all time, a combination of historical detail and soap that drew from family recollections of the war and its aftermath. The novel's popularity allowed the filmmakers to be confident of success, but still, Selznick spent more time and money, and took more risks, than could have been expected. The requisite attention was paid to costumes and sets, of course. More important, the film's visual effects -- especially the burning of Atlanta and the smoking ruins of the Georgia plantations after Sherman's pillage -- are the most effective and memorable that had been attempted at that time.
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