Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, and Victor Fleming
The photo above is a wonderful behind the scenes picture from Gone With the Wind with stars Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable with director Victor Fleming. The iconic film won (very deservedly!) 10 Academy Awards… if we’re being honest, I think it should have won more.
While a great deal has been written and said (and continues to be, unfortunately) about the relationship between Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, I prefer to take the word of the actress, herself:
“Who could quarrel with Clark Gable? We got on well. Whenever anyone on the set [of Gone with the Wind (1939)] was tired or depressed, it was Gable who cheered that person up. Then the newspapers began printing the story that Gable and I were not getting on. This was so ridiculous it served only as a joke. From that time on, the standard greeting between Clark and myself became, ‘How are you not getting on today?'” ~ Vivien Leigh
You can find Gone With the Wind on dvd (Amazon link). It truly was a phenomenal film with an extraordinary cast, writers, and director.