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Gone with the Wind Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

November 23, 2009

On Friday November 13, Warner Home Video staged their own Flash Mob, this time with a Southern Twist. Time was suspended as 70 couples in period costumes celebrated the 70th Anniversary of America’s #1 Movie of All Time by dancing “The World’s Largest Virginia Reel” in the historic Marietta Georgia Town Square.

In addition, four original cast members attended: Ann Rutherford (“Carreen O’Hara”), Mickey Kuhn (“Beau Wilkes” at age 7), Patrick Curtis (“Baby Beau Wilkes”) and Greg Geise (infant “Bonnie Blue Butler” & infant “Beau Wilkes”), along with Gina Miller who was an extra. Bill Dunaway, the Mayor of Marietta (the town celebrates its 175th anniversary) hosted the event with special guest Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies’ primetime host.

The event was topped off with the unveiling of a giant anniversary cake which was a replica of Tara for everyone to share.

The event heralded Warner Home Video’s highly anticipated November 17 Blu-ray/DVD release of Gone with the Wind 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition and Turner Classic Movies’ December 15 screening of the film on the actual anniversary of the film’s original premiere in Atlanta.

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