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William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film Information

William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film

The collection, in its original format, is a single reel of spliced 16mm black and white, and color film shot by William J. Folsom during the festivities and premiere of Gone With the Wind. The beginning of the footage captures the Atlanta Junior League Ball at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium and was shot in black and white and color. Folsom shot the black and white portion from an elevated position panning the auditorium grandstands and floor area. The color section is floor level and captures guests in costumes entering the auditorium and dancing. The remaining portion of the film was taken the day of the premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre and is shot in color. Folsom captured spectators waiting for the arrival of the principal actors and dignitaries including some arriving by horse drawn carriage decorated with Confederate memorabilia.

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