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 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 (1900-1949), American novelist, Atlanta resident, author of…

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), American novelist, Atlanta resident, author of…

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.

"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

Are we too like Scarlett O'Hara? We have love right before us in Jesus Christ and not see it?  Entangled in our own pursuits of happiness, we cannot see that He is our only foundation for love. Everything else follows.

Are we too like Scarlett O'Hara? We have love right before us in Jesus Christ and not see it? Entangled in our own pursuits of happiness, we cannot see that He is our only foundation for love. Everything else follows.

1936 First Edition of Gone With The Wind hand signed by author, Margaret Mitchell. One month after the book’s publication, producer David O. Selznick had secured the film rights at Mitchell's asking price of $ 50,000, which was more than any studio had paid for the rights to an author’s first novel. He later sent her an additional $ 50,000 when he saw how well the film was received.

1936 First Edition of Gone With The Wind hand signed by author, Margaret Mitchell. One month after the book’s publication, producer David O. Selznick had secured the film rights at Mitchell's asking price of $ 50,000, which was more than any studio had paid for the rights to an author’s first novel. He later sent her an additional $ 50,000 when he saw how well the film was received.

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

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.

Gone With The Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. Set in the 19th-century American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.

Gone With The Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. Set in the 19th-century American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.

Caffè Letterari: Via col vento di Margaret Mitchell

Caffè Letterari: Via col vento di Margaret Mitchell

short tour & interesting place to visit in Atlanta. apt where Margaret MItchell wrote Gone in the Wind.

short tour & interesting place to visit in Atlanta. apt where Margaret MItchell wrote Gone in the Wind.

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