Original Film Posters

Original Film Posters

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Gone with the Wind (1939) Poster, US

Lot Closed

September 7, 03:22 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Details


Gone with the Wind (1939) Poster, US

Unframed: 36 x 14 in. (91 x 36 cm)

Framed: 42 1/2 x 19 5/8 in. (108 x 49.7 cm)

Original posters for the first release of the film in 1939 do not surface very often, and are highly sought-after.

Following the publication of Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, the competition to obtain screen rights for its cinematic adaptation was ferocious and the creation of the screenplay a massive task undertaken by several writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald. The result was an unprecedented commercial success, a staggering representation of Hollywood glamour of the 30s which overwhelmed audiences with lavish sets and costumes.

The Thaw collection. Purchased in London 2008