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Harry Ransom Gone With The Wind ExhibitIf you're heading to Austin this fall, you can go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood's Golden Age. The Harry Ransom Center presents a one-of-a-kind exhibition, The Making of Gone With The Wind, which reveals why the film remains influential and controversial 75 years after it was released.

All drawn from the Ransom Center's collections, the exhibition features more than 300 rarely seen and some never-before-exhibited materials, including on-set photographs, storyboards, correspondence and fan mail, production records, makeup stills, concept art, costume sketches, audition footage and producer David O. Selznick's memos. The green curtain dress and other gowns worn by Vivien Leigh are displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.

This insider glimpse examines the controversy and concerns surrounding the 1939 film, based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. Visitors will learn all about the struggles and debates behind the movie, and how it became such an important part of the country's – and Hollywood's – history.

The Making of Gone With The Wind is on view through January 4, 2015. Exhibition tours are offered daily at noon, and admission is free. No tickets or reservations are required. Plan your visit at

The Ransom Center, a world-renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, houses extensive collections of literature, film, art, photography, and the performing arts.