About This Image
From the movie Gone with the Wind, this print was made especially for Warner Brothers' publicist Robert S. Taplinger. Warner Brothers had lent Olivia de Havilland to the GWTW project. This is not the typical still that you see on the market. It is oversized, on good double-weight semi-matt paper (rather than the glossies you usually see), of high quality, and uncropped for the 70mm film version that came in in 1951; it also passes the blacklight test, all lending credibility to it being made prior to 1955. Both Clarence Bull and Fred Parrish took the still photography for Gone with the Wind. The scene shows the beaten down Southern soldiers passing Butler and O'Hara. It was supposed to lend credibility to the profiteer Rhet Butler's subsequent enlistment in the Confederacy. See: Gardner and Gardner, Pictorial History of Gone with the Wind, the dust jacket cover and pp.99 and 188. Provenance: estate of Robert S. Taplinger.
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Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1939 Print Date 1939-51
Dimensions 9-3/8 x 12-3/16 in. (238 x 310 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)