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
“They thought none the less of her for her lack of interest. In fact, they thought more. War was men’s business, not ladies’, and they took her attitude as evidence of her femininity”, chapter 1, Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell.
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.