Set in Atlanta and based on a novel by Atlanta author Margaret Mitchell, the 1939 movie is the highest-grossing film in cinema history, adjusted for inflation.
It was beloved by many, hated by many. Ted Turner purchased the MGM film library in 1986 in part to have access to “Gone With the Wind.” It was the first movie to air in 1994 when Turner launched TCM.
Stewart argues that the film remains valuable as “a prime text for examining expressions of white supremacy in popular culture.”
HBO Max has not yet announced when the movie will return but The Washington Post reports it could be as early as this week.