Home » Item Display

William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film

Click here to view the item (new window)
Type: Moving images | MovingImage
Creator: Folsom, William J.
Title: William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film
Date: 1939
Description: 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.

Local identification number: VIS 189.01

The film Gone With the Wind, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell (Marsh), premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1939. Biographical information regarding William J. Folsom has not been determined.

Local identification number: ahc189000001.flv

Subjects: Actresses--Georgia--Atlanta | Actresses | Actresses--California--Hollywood | Entertainment--Georgia--Atlanta | Events--Georgia--Atlanta | Gone with the wind (Motion picture : 1939) | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Folsom, William J. | Bellman, Russell | Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta History Center, 2010
Original Material: William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Film Collection, Atlanta History Center
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/WJF,0

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film