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    A Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. Personally Owned 'Added Scenes' Script from "Gone with the Wind." Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939. With goldenrod covers, ownership signature penciled in upper right corner, no authorship noted, dated "September 28, 1939," marked "Retakes and Added Scenes," 23 pages, document outlines numerous scenes which were added towards the very end of production, including the now-iconic introduction of "Scarlett O'Hara" where she says to the Tarleton twins on the steps of Tara, "War, war, war! This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this Spring! I get so bored I could scream!" among many other classics from the beloved film.
    11" x 8 1/2"

    PROVENANCE:
    This lot was consigned by descendants of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr., the noted Atlanta Civil War historian and artist who was hired by David O. Selznick to be the Historical Consultant for the 1939 production of "Gone with the Wind." Kurtz was hired at the urging of Margaret Mitchell and his name appears in the opening credits of the film. Kurtz was also instrumental in helping Mitchell on matters of historical accuracy while she was writing her novel.




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    Auction Dates
    March, 2012
    30th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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