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HOW ANGELA BECAME MAME

In the history of Hollywood, many stories have become legend about the search for someone to play an iconic role. Never more so than when David O. Selznick, the producer of Gone with the Wind, announced a worldwide search for an actress to play Scarlett O’Hara. After all, there was high interest in the outcome. The book had been a sensation and anyone who had read it was willing to offer a suggestion of who should play it. Selznick, a hard-nosed promoter, knew what he had on his hands and milked the publicity out of it for all it was worth. In hindsight, he landed on the perfect Scarlett in the then-unknown Vivien Leigh, after putting everyone through hell who had screen tested and been hype

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