Mitchell-Marsh Family Collection

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1939
Scope and Content Note: Audio recordings related to the Gone With the Wind premiere in Atlanta.
Biographical Note:

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) was an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for Gone with the Wind. The movie adaptation of it in 1939 became the highest-grossing film in Hollywood, and received a record ten Academy Awards. For more information, see the article Margaret Mitchell in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Margaret Mitchell's second marriage was to John Robert Marsh on July 4, 1925, and the couple set up housekeeping in a small apartment affectionately called "The Dump." They entertained the newspaper crowd and other friends on a regular basis. Marsh, originally from Maysville, Kentucky, worked for the Georgia Railway and Power Company (later Georgia Power Company) as director of the publicity department.

Extent: 4 audio cassettes , 4 phonodiscs
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Related materials in other repositories: Mitchell-Marsh Family Papers (1939), Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Provenance: Hargrett Collection

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