The Boom

The Atlanta Premiere of “Gone with the Wind”

April 12, 2024

The Civil War epic film “Gone with the Wind” premiered in Atlanta 85 years ago. Much like the book, it was met with critical acclaim and continues to be considered by many as one of the greatest films of all time. “Gone with the Wind” isn’t without problems, however. Morehouse College Professor Stephane Dunn and Georgia State University Professor Emeritus Tim Crimmins discuss the film’s problematic representation of slavery, the South, and race, as well as its premiere in Atlanta in 1939.

This episode of The Boom was produced by Kevin Rinker and Jewel Wicker. Additional production and editing by Scotty Crowe. Original music by Matt Owen.

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