PRESENTATION COPY OF THE SCREENPLAY OF GONE WITH THE WIND, GIVEN BY THE PRODUCER TO VIVIEN FOR HER OSCAR-WINNING® PERFORMANCE AS SCARLETT O'HARA. David O. Selznick's ideas for a Christmas present for members of the cast, crew, and others who had been involved in the production of Gone With The Wind originally included prints of a specially commissioned painting of Tara, or plates or glassware with a picture of Tara, before he settled on specially bound copies of the script (see John Wiley, 'How many scripts did DOS present', The Scarlett Letter, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Winter 2014), 14-16). 53 copies of the screenplay, all inscribed by the producer, were given as Christmas presents, just a few days after the film's premiere in Georgia on 15 December 1939. Most copies were bound in half-morocco but this is one of a few copies, presumably to especially favoured recipients, that is fully leather bound. Each copy also included a personal inscription by Selznick on the front free endpaper, but Vivien's copy now has a jagged-edged stub where the inscribed leaf has been cut out with a pair of scissors.