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    Gone with the Wind (MGM, 1939). Original Costume Sketch (17" X 22"). Widely considered one of the finest films ever made, this stirring Civil War epic is as thrilling today as it was when it was originally released. Lushly lensed in glorious Technicolor and boasting an all-star cast that includes Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia DeHaviland, Hattie McDaniel, Victor Jory, and Butterfly McQueen, to name just a few, the movie dominated the Academy Awards ceremony for 1939, taking home eight Oscars, including Best Actress (Leigh), Best Supporting Actress (McDaniel), Best Director (Victor Fleming), Best Writing, Screenplay (Sidney Howard), and, of course, Best Picture. Original production material from this all-time favorite film is incredibly sought after, with collectors vying heavily against each other on the rare occasion that it is offered. Presented here is a glorious original costume sketch by Walter Plunkett for Melanie's gown, which she wore during the wedding sequence. Delicately rendered in watercolor, the attention to detail is amazing. Attached to the front of the piece, in the top left, is an original fabric sample, and the back bears the Selznick stamp identifying the character and the scene. Additionally, it is signed by Plunkett in the bottom right. We were privileged to offer two of these exquisite pieces in a previous auction; one sold for $7,475, the other for $8,050. Extremely scarce, pieces like this rarely turn up, disappearing for years into private collections on the uncommon occasions that they do. This particular treasure displays some light foxing, and some light staining in the bottom border, but is otherwise in superb condition. Very Fine+.

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