The story behind 'Gone with the Wind'

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WEST CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — The Actors Theatre Playhouse will present Ron Hutchinson's "Moonlight and Magnolias," based on the true story about the making of the film "Gone with the Wind."

It's five weeks into filming and Atlanta has burned. Scarlett O'Hara has been cast. The problem is there is no workable script and George Cukor, the director, has been fired by legendary film producer David O. Selznick, who seems to have a big white elephant on his hands and only five days to save the production from failure. Desperate, Selznick recruits Victor Fleming to take over as director, and famed screenwriter Ben Hecht to rewrite the script. The only problem is that Hecht has not read the book and the clock is ticking. With shades drawn, phone calls unanswered, and a diet of peanuts and bananas, Selznick and Fleming frantically re-enact for Hecht all the scenes we have come to know and love, birthing and all, with hilarious results.

Performances take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, August 15 thru September 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Reservations are recommended thru the toll-free Box Office at 877-666-1855. ATP is located on Brook and Main Streets, W. Chesterfield, NH. For more Information, visit



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