Selznick - The Man Who Produced Gone With the Wind
By Bob Thomas, New York Times Best-selling Author. In the days when Hollywood films were being cranked out by the big studios, one man clung to the belief that a motion picture was like a painting which had to be painted and signed by a single artist.In 1939 David O. Selznick justified his belief. He was 37 years old when Gone With the Wind was released to thunderous accolades. It was the triumph -- and the tragedy -- of his life. As a producer he had reached the pinnacle of success; there was nowhere else to go.
In this biography, Bob Thomas tells the story of the stormy career of a man who personified the label "legend". It tells of the women he loved, the fortunes he amassed and lost, of the great stars he made, and the magnificent motion pictures he created. Here is the man himself -- the author of endless memos, the compulsive gambler, the driving perfectionist.
"GONE WITH THE WIND" ©1939 Turner Entertainment Co.