"Gone with the Wind" published

Gone with the Wind, written by Margaret Mitchell, is one of the best-selling novels of all time. The film of the same title was released three years later. The book was published on this day in history in 1936.

Following a series of physical injuries, Margaret Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal. She soon become restless and starting writing this novel in a cramped one-bedroom apartment, using a typewriter.

The film was produced by Hollywood giant David O. Selznick. He paid Mitchell a record-high $50,000 for the film rights to her book.

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