In remembrance of Ann Rutherford.
Does anyone remember “Gone With The Wind? ” It was first a romance novel published in 1936, written by Margaret Mitchell. She received Pulitzer prize for fiction with this novel. This novel went on to become the source of the 1939 movie “ Gone With The Wind.” The movie was set in the 19th century American South and starred Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel. What you may not remember is who played the part of Scarlett O’Hara’s youngest sister. That part was played by Ann Rutherford. Ann also played the sweetheart in the long running Andy Hardy series.
It was with sadness that I read of Ann Rutherford’s passing away at her home on Monday. I remember when I first went to see the film “ Gone With The Wind.” It was at a theatre and it was aired during a special showing because of the length of the movie. Rutherford was a frequent guest at “ Gone With The Wind” celebrations in Georgia and, as one of the few remaining actors from the movie she continued to attract fans from around the world.
It is funny how, after reading about the passing away of this actress, Ann Rutherford, I can see myself going to the movies the night that “ Gone With The Wind” was playing. I see myself standing in the line up to go in for a ticket and remember being worried that there were so many in line that there would not be space for everyone. There turned out to be enough space and I was able to see the show. I have not thought about that night in ages.