Henry Love Angel proposed several times to Margaret Mitchell (author-to-be of the famous 1936 American novel Gone with the Wind). Margaret finally accepted his ring, as shown here on the photo, but eventually returned it to him again. She married Red Upshaw instead on September 2, 1922. Margaret soon discovered, however, that she had made a mistake, separated within a year, and divorced him in 1924.
Beaufort, South Carolina. This is known as The Rhett House. The succession papers that started the Civil War were signed in the basement of this house. The Rhett Family was the richest family in the South, and the Butler Family was the richest family in the North. Supposedly, that's where Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind got his name. The succession papers that started the Civil War were signed in the basement of this house.
As a young girl, Margaret Mitchell wrote stories like “The Little Pioneers” and sometimes adapted them into plays which she and her friends performed on the front porch of her house. Little did she know that she would one day write one of the most famous love stories of all time, Gone With the Wind.
Margaret Mitchell. Best known for writing the American classic Gone With the Wind. The novel was an instant success, selling more than a million copies in the first six months. Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her wildly popular novel. Mitchell changed history when she wrote arguably the best romantic novel of all time. Not only did the story capture the hearts of millions of readers worldwide, but Mitchell's masterful use of symbolism and treatment of archetypes made it truly original.
In 1959, as he watched the Tara set being dismantled, Gone With the Wind producer David O. Selznick solemnly observed that “Nothing in Hollywood is permanent. Once photographed, life here is ended. It is almost symbolic of Hollywood. Tara has no rooms inside. It’s just a facade… Much of Hollywood is a facade.”