Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Margaret Mitchell

”Until you lose your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.”

- Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone With The Wind.” It’s not really relevant, but I was fascinated to find out that she was only 4’10”. "Gone With The Wind" won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937. One month after the book was published, the film rights were purchased for $50,000 - at the time it was the highest sum ever paid for film rights to a first-time author (the film won 8 Academy Awards, most notably the Best Actress in a Supporting Role won by Hattie McDaniel). The novel is one of the most popular books ever written and more than 28 million copies have been sold in over 37 different countries. Which shows that a tiny little woman can have a tremendously lasting voice.

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