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August 4, 2022

Rarely Seen Photographs of a Very Young Margaret Mitchell as You’ve Never Seen Her Before

Margaret Mitchell was no ordinary writer. The one book she published in her lifetime – Gone With the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. With over 30 million copies sold to date, it is one of the world’s best-selling novels. The film adaptation broke all box office records, and received 10 Academy Awards.

Born in Atlanta in 1900, Margaret Mitchell was a force to be reckoned with until a tragic accident lead to her untimely death in 1949 – a debutante who challenged society with a brazen dance. Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.

“Margaret Mitchell was always a writer and always a rebel,” said Emmy winning executive producer/writer Pamela Roberts. “She was captivating and complex. She took chances every day of her life, and she changed the world with her one book, Gone With the Wind. Only Margaret Mitchell could have created Scarlett O’Hara.”

Mitchell had a charismatic personality and a great sense of humor, but she also dealt with depression and illness. Setbacks in her early life included the loss of her mother and her fiancé as a teenager. A failed first marriage followed, but in spite of all that, she found her soul mate in her second husband, John Marsh, and with his support she wrote Gone With the Wind.


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