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"Gone With The Wind" Behind The Scenes - 35 Rarely Seen Pictures

Gone With The Wind is an all-time classic. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who has never heard of the film.

Scarlett O'Hara plays a strong-willed daughter of a Georgian plantation owner. Vivien Leigh captures the incredible class from the time period and delivers a knock-out performance.

The cast was meticulously chosen. Did you know over 1400 women were interviewed for the roll of O'Hara? But Leight out-shined them all. Plus, production was delayed for two years because the producer was so set on having Clark Gable play Rhett Butler.

Here are some rarely seen photos from behind the scene on this timeless film.

Victor Fleming looking at Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, who is standing in doorway, wearing red gown.

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, walking with Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O'Hara. Replaced director George Cukor walking alongside, cameras and technicians all around. Scene will be re-shot, when Cukor leaves production.

Clark Gable and director Victor Fleming, seated, reading script notes.

Director Victor Fleming, holding Mickey Kuhn as Beau Wilkes.

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara laying in bed, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, director Victor Fleming and man holding light meter.

Susan Myrick, technical adviser, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, smoking pipe, director Victor Fleming, all seated and laughing.

Director Victor Fleming looking at Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, who is standing in doorway, wearing red gown.

Director Victor Fleming, looking through camera.

Olivia De Havilland as Melanie Hamilton, with Ric Holt as Beau Wilkes (11 months) seated on her lap. Seated alongside is Phillip Trent as a hungry solider, and director Victor Fleming.

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, seated at dressing table, with lighting man leaning over sholder.

Cast and crew celebrating the birthday of Olivia de Havilland as Melanie Hamilton, who is cutting cake. Director Victor Fleming, script girl Lydia Schiller (in striped shirt), and unknown others are present.

Director Victor Fleming, seated next to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.

Producer David O Selznick, director Victor Fleming, Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, on the set for final scene of the film.

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, Clark Gable who plays Rhett Butler, and director Victor Fleming, on the Atlanta evacuation set.

Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, wearing red gown, talking to producer David O. Selznick and director Victor Fleming, between takes of Ashley's birthday party.

Director Victor Fleming seated on construction crane, mounted with a camera. Producer David O. Selznick stands alongside with technicians.

Director Victor Fleming standing and laughing with Ona Munson as Belle Watling while Olivia De Havilland as Melanie Hamilton and Leona Roberts as Mrs. Meade look on from behind.

Marcella Martin as Cathleen Calvert on staircase at Twelve Oaks, talking to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara. Director Victor Fleming stands on stairs back to camera. Technicians, crew, and extras surround.

Nap sequence during the barbecue at Twelve Oaks. Director Victor Fleming can be seen with camera on right of bed.

Crew filming Peachtree Street scene; director Victor Fleming works with Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara and William Bakewell as mounted Officer.

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh, dancing. Both are standing on a movable floor, being watched by dancers and director George Cukor, before he left production.

Replaced director George Cukor, standing with Clark Gable who plays Rhett Butler.

Director Victor Fleming leaning against bed post, technical advisor Susan Myrick, and crew members looking at girls in bed.

Make up still of actress Vivien Leigh in the role of Scarlett O'Hara.

Make up still of George Reeves (L) and Fred Crane, who played the The Tarleton Twins.

Make up still of actress Vivien Leigh in the role of Scarlett O'Hara.

Make up still of actor Eddie Anderson, in the role of Uncle Peter, the coachman, on the set of Gone With The Wind, 1939.

Make up artist Monte Westmore applies make up to actor Leslie Howard in the role of Ashley.

Make up still of actress Laura Hope Crews in the role of Aunt "Pittypat" Hamilton.

Make up still of actor Carol Nye in the role of Frank Kennedy.

Vivien Leigh touches up her make up as the crew and actors Fred Crane and George Reeves prepare to film the final version of the porch scene.

Actors waiting to begin the filming of the "Feeding Soldiers" scene.

Director Victor Fleming and Vivien Leigh discuss the scene at hand, on the set of Gone With The Wind.

Filming for the "Burning of Atlanta" scene was completed in a little more than one hour. Once the embers cooled, Production Manager Raymond Klune and his team would begin building the sets for Tara, Twelve Oaks, and downtown Atlanta.

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