Fact: A new stage version of Margaret Mitchell's classic novel Gone With The Wind is scheduled to have its world premiere at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Center in Canada next year (13). Two previous theatrical adaptations in the 1970s and 2008 were critically panned and closed after short runs.
Fact: The last four chapters of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind manuscript are set to go on display at the Atlanta History Center in Georgia this summer (11). The pages, once thought to be lost, will be exhibited as part of the 75th anniversary of the novel's publication.
Fact: DESPERATE HOUSWIVES star Eva Longoria PARKER has recreated her literary heroine SCARLETT O'HARA from Gone With The Wind for a photoshoot to promote the Unicef Signature For Good campaign, aimed at combating illiteracy. The portrait will be auctioned off at an upcoming gala in Los Angeles.
Fact: The former Surrey, England home of Gone With The Wind star LESLIE HOWARD is up for sale for GBP2.9 million ($5.6 million). Howard played ASHLEY WILKES, who captured the heart of SCARLETT O'HARA (Vivien Leigh), in the classic movie.