Gone With the Wind' premiere in 1939 Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 25 AJC file photo The premiere of "Gone With the Wind" at the Loew's Grand on Dec. 15, 1939, brought Hollywood to Atlanta. 2 / 25 AJC file photo Actresses Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara) and Olivia De Havilland (Melanie Hamilton) arrive in Atlanta for the premiere. 3 / 25 AJC file photo Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) and his wife, actress Carole Lombard, arrive in Atlanta. 4 / 25 AJC file photo Leigh rides with (from left) Georgia Gov. Ed Rivers, producer David O. Selznick and Jock Whitney, a nationally known financier 5 / 25 AJC file photo Leigh and Gable meet "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell at a party given by the Atlanta Women's Press Club. 6 / 25 AJC file photo Leigh (from left), Gable and De Havilland tour Cyclorama with George Simons, Atlanta city parks manager. 7 / 25 AJC file photo Police form a security line along Peachtree Street. 8 / 25 Anisha Frizzell Fans cheer the motorcade at Five Points. 9 / 25 AJC file photo Gable rides in back with his arm around the waist of Lombard and Mayor William Hartsfield waving at right. 10 / 25 Anisha Frizzell Fans spill into the road at Whitehall and Alabama Streets. 11 / 25 AJC file photo Gable greets some of his female admirers. 12 / 25 AJC file photo Mitchell arrives at the premiere. 13 / 25 AJC file photo Gable addresses the crowd on the WSB radio platform in front of the Georgian Terrace Hotel on Peachtree Street. 14 / 25 Anisha Frizzell De Havilland speaks to the crowd. 15 / 25 AJC file photo Police officers line the entrance to the theater. 16 / 25 Anisha Frizzell Whitney (from left, middle row), Mitchell, her husband John Marsh, Gable, Lombard and Hartsfield sit together at the premiere. 17 / 25 AJC file photo The cover of the opening night program. 18 / 25 AJC file photo From the opening night program book. 19 / 25 AJC file photo Gable's biography page from the program. 20 / 25 AJC file photo Leigh's biography from the program. 21 / 25 Courtesy of Herb Bridges "Gone With the Wind," movie poster with Clark Gable, 1939 22 / 25 Courtesy of Herb Bridges Vivien Leigh from "Gone With the Wind," 1939 23 / 25 Courtesy of Herb Bridges Poster featuring Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes 24 / 25 Courtesy of Herb Bridges Poster of Olivia de Havilland as Melanie Hamilton 25 / 25 AJC file photo Before it was the Loew's Grand, the building on Peachtree Street was Laurent deGive's Grand Opera House. It's seen here sometime in the late 1890s. Related 'Gone with the Wind' author Margaret Mitchell's former homes are mostly memories Cobb’s Gone With The Wind museum soon to be in the wind — it’s moving Marietta to re-premiere ‘Gone With the Wind' Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.