‘Gone with the Wind’ celebrating 75th year

‘Gone with the Wind’ celebrating 75th year

WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
‘Gone with the Wind’ celebrating 75th year

A movie classic ‘Gone with the Wind’ is celebrating the 75th anniversary.

Rhett Butler may not give a damn, but fans of “Gone with the Wind” are more than happy to see the 1939 classic return to cinemas for its 75th anniversary.

Special screenings are scheduled at 650 theaters in the U.S., while a commemorative DVD/BluRay version will be released.

Based on the eponymous novel by Margaret Mitchell, “Gone with the Wind,” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, was seen for the first time in Atlanta, Georgia on Dec. 15, 1939.

The love story of Scarlett O’Hara in the midst of the Civil War earned 10 Academy Awards, including the first ever given to an African-American, the actress Hattie McDaniel.

On the Box Office Mojo website, it’s ranked as the most lucrative film of all time, earning $1.6 billion, adjusted for inflation, ahead of Star Wars at $1.45 billion.

Gable’s hometown of Cadiz, Ohio and neighboring New Philadelphia are also planning their own slate of events next weekend.