Fiddle-dee-dee! Gone With the Wind turns 70! Antebellum costumes ensue!
It’s hard to believe that Scarlett O’Hara is 70! Another film celebrating a milestone mark this year is Gone With the Wind. THe iconic film about the American South shortly before and during the Civil War era made in 1939, the same year as another cinematic classic, The Wizard of Oz.
The film was based on Margaret Mitchell’s novel of the same name and a major search was undertaken to cast just the right actress in the role of quintessential Southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara. The role went to British actress Vivian Leigh who set the bar for the high-living, strong-willed, man-chasing, and tempermental Scarlett.
Of course, Scarlett had to have an equally fiery counterpart to make the chemistry and the Gone With the Wind itself so successful. Clark Gable also starred in the film as Scarlett’s on-again, off-again paramour, the womanizing, wheelin’ dealin’ and infinitely cool Rhett Butler.
Perfect for dressing up solo, Scarlett O’Hara makes a great costume for ladies. She has enough outfits to choose from in the film, from her iconic green-and-white party dress:
to hergreen velvet drapery gown. Start off with a black, Scarlett wig with long sausage curls.
Even Yankee men can dress as a