My Mother, Dora has written her memories of seeing GONE WITH THE WIND in 1939, she was 18 years old at the time.
When "GONE WITH THE WIND" made it's first appearance on the screen at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas I had just graduated from High School.
Here we are seventy years later and I am two months shy of eighty eight years old.
I was 18 years old at the time, experiencing emotional feelings running wild. I felt I was the "Scarlett" on the screen and the "Melanie" who stepped back holding in her emotions, because I was a lady.
Knowing the movie was four hours long I took a bag of grapes to eat during intermission.
I lived and relived those scenes over and over again. When the movie was over and time to leave the theatre my eyes were swollen and I had to stay until I recovered and could go out on the street again.
I saw the movie about four times before I saw it all, because I cried so much.
Today I can see it and I am not affected - I wonder why? I guess seventy years of living counts for something.