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"Gone with the Wind" author and journalist Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) with a beautiful #cat. Courtesy of Atlanta History Center

"Gone with the Wind" author and journalist Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) with a beautiful #cat. Courtesy of Atlanta History Center

At top is a 1920s photo of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, with students at Georgia Tech. Below is a 1939 photo of Margaret Mitchell’s famous character, Scarlett O’Hara, on the set of Gone With the Wind.

At top is a 1920s photo of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, with students at Georgia Tech. Below is a 1939 photo of Margaret Mitchell’s famous character, Scarlett O’Hara, on the set of Gone With the Wind.

Margaret Mitchell.Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind.

Margaret Mitchell.Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind.

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum: Tour the apartment in Midtown Atlanta where Margaret Mitchell penned her world-famous novel. The Gone With The Wind Movie Museum features the original front door from the Tara movie set. http://www.atlanta.net/Visitors/seedo/gonewithWind.html

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum: Tour the apartment in Midtown Atlanta where Margaret Mitchell penned her world-famous novel. The Gone With The Wind Movie Museum features the original front door from the Tara movie set. http://www.atlanta.net/Visitors/seedo/gonewithWind.html

Margaret Mitchell in her Atlanta, GA home where she wrote the book GONE WITH THE WIND. She broke her leg and had time on her hands. She asked her husband to bring home a typewriter so she could write. And voila! One of the most famous books of all time.

Margaret Mitchell in her Atlanta, GA home where she wrote the book GONE WITH THE WIND. She broke her leg and had time on her hands. She asked her husband to bring home a typewriter so she could write. And voila! One of the most famous books of all time.

Margaret Mitchell was struck by a speeding automobile as she crossed Peachtree Street at 13th Street in Atlanta with her husband, John Marsh, while on her way to see a movie on the evening of August 11, 1949.

Margaret Mitchell was struck by a speeding automobile as she crossed Peachtree Street at 13th Street in Atlanta with her husband, John Marsh, while on her way to see a movie on the evening of August 11, 1949.

Outside Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta GA, 'Gone With the Wind'  She typed on a little typewriter in a small room.  Great things often begin in such humble ways.

Outside Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta GA, 'Gone With the Wind' She typed on a little typewriter in a small room. Great things often begin in such humble ways.

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh with Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell in 1939

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh with Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell in 1939