1939 – Hollywood’s Golden Year

Gone220Most of us know that the acclaimed Civil War classic “Gone With the Wind” opened in 1939.

But so did “The Wizard of Oz,” “Dark Victory” (Bette Davis), “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (Jimmy Stewart) and a startling number of other films now regarded as classics.

In an informative, lively PowerPoint presentation lasting about an hour and 15-minutes, Larry reveals what was so special about Hollywood’s magical year?

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

("Gone With the Wind" poster courtesy:  MGM)

 

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