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    The Women of "Gone with the Wind" and Others (Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, etc.) Signed Copy of the Novel "Gone with the Wind," 1939, by Margaret Mitchell. An August 1936 edition, hardcover, no dust jacket, published by The MacMillan Company, 1,037 pages, from the personal library of Nell Kurtz Fambrough, the daughter of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. [historian and consultant hired to work on the set of "GWTW" to ensure accuracy] who obtained the signatures in this book for his daughter; all penned in black or blue fountain pen ink on the inside front cover or front free end pages, autographs include those of all the main female characters as well as many others including (in alphabetical order):

    -Marie Bryan (Ona Munson's stand-in)
    -Frederic Crane (who added "Brent Tarleton")
    -Laura Hope Crews (who added "Aunt Pitty Pat")
    -Olivia de Havilland (who added "All good wishes, Nell")
    -Mrs. W.M. Fambrough
    -Nell Kurtz Fambrough (original owner of the book)
    -Victor Fleming (who added "Nell / You ran away before I had a chance / to say goodbye so I'll say good luck / Director GWTW")
    -Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr.
    -Edward P. Lambert (Head of the Wardrobe Department at Selznick Studios)
    -Vivien Leigh
    -Ethyl Maniels (stand-in for Laura Hope Crews)
    -Margaret Mitchell Marsh
    -Hattie McDaniel (who added "For Mrs. Kurtz's Daughter To / Miss Nell - From 'Mammy' / 10/3/39")
    -Butterfly McQueen (who added "Prissy")
    -Mozelle Miller (stand-in for Scarlett)
    -Ona Munson (who added "Belle")
    -Carroll Nye (who added "Frank Kennedy")
    -Will Price (Speech Coach)
    -Agnes Ramsey (who added "personal maid for Miss Leigh")
    -Alicia Rhett (who added "India")
    -Ann Robinson (stand-in for Olivia de Havilland)
    -Joan Rodgers (double for Scarlett)
    -Eric Stacey (who added "Assistant director GWTW")

    A few other autographs are included, though they're either illegible or unknowns. (Please note the interior pages are yellowed due to age and the front and back covers are worn.)
    8 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 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
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