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    Gone With the Wind (MGM, 1939) Original Costume Sketch (18" X 23"). 586 FADE IN: INT. SCARLETT'S BEDROOM - NIGHT - (ABOUT SIX WEEKS LATER). Just as in her girlhood days at Tara, Scarlett's stays have just been laced by Mammy. The lacing completed, Mammy is pulling a tape measure around Scarlett's waist. Mammy looks up at her mistress. Thus begins the famous scene in which Scarlett O'Hara tells Mammy to go tell Mr. Butler that she will have no more babies. In this scene Vivien Leigh wears this famous green dressing gown. This is the original costume sketch rendered and signed by the costume designer Walter Plunkett for the 1939 production of "Gone With the Wind." On the back is the 3" X 5.5" "Selznick International Pictures" blue rubber stamp imprint. Within that imprint is written in red ink "For: Vivien Leigh, Picture No.: 20-108, Change No.: 26." See the accompanying photo of reverse side. This lovely rendering also has attached to it the original piece of green velvet to the upper left corner. By 1936 Walter Plunkett was known in Hollywood as the foremost authority on period costumes. Katharine Hepburn, with whom Plunkett had worked on several pictures and who was interested in the role of Scarlett, recommended the book to Plunkett. Plunkett had his agents contact Selznick and the rest is history. Though Walter Plunkett made hundreds of sketches for the costumes in "Gone With The Wind," very few of the original sketches for the costumes worn in the classic have survived much less in private hands. The provenance of these original sketches are such that when the film was taken to premiere in Atlanta, so were many of the set and costume sketches which were used for display in the storefront windows. The two sketches included in this auction were left in Atlanta and came into the hands of an individual who has consigned these historic items to Heritage. Original items from this classic are rarely, if ever, offered for sale. Here is your opportunity to acquire an item from perhaps the most famous film ever made. The card has some water staining in the lower 2 to 3 inches of the bottom area. The water does incrouch into the "P" in Plunkett's name. There is staining on the right side of the card and general wear and tear. The item is physically in sound condition. Fine.

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