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Why did Flannery O'Connor detest "Gone with the Wind"?

Clip: 03/23/2021 | 2m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

The Atlanta premiere of “Gone with the Wind” in 1939 was an historic event for many in Georgia. Everyone had “Gone with the Wind” fever, it seemed, except for Flannery O’Connor who, as a 14 year old, reportedly “couldn’t stand” the romanticized, Hollywood version of the old South. In response, she later wrote a short story mocking the excitement over the film.

Aired: 03/23/21

Rating: NR

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