"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast arisocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father. But it was an arresting face, pointed of chin, square of jaw."
The tour was terrific. I brought up to the guide that, in the film, Vivien Leigh's performance is so riveting, so fiery that your eye is constantly on her. The only person in the entire cast who can pull focus away from Vivien Leigh is Hattie McDaniel. The guide enthusiastically agreed and then revealed that novelist Margaret Mitchell had donated a huge amount of money to a Morehouse College, a traditionally black college. The scholarship money was specifically to help medical students at the Atlanta school. Why? Probably because Mitchell had a black maid who was very dear to her. The maid needed urgent medical attention one day and was rejected by a hospital because she was black. The hospital would only care for white patients. At that time, this news about Mitchell's financial generosity to an African-American college was a little known fact.
We were given the greenlight by a top PBS station to shoot our pilot/demo. This was back in 2009. Unfortunately, PBS did not pick up our show and put it into production as a weekly program. What a loss. I still feel it was a great show with a great crew. Oh, well. As Scarlett O'Hara said, "Tomorrow is another day."