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Which historic hotel hosted the Gone with the Wind gala in 1939 after the movie’s premier?

If you guessed The Georgian Terrace (1911) in Atlanta, Georgia, you guessed correctly!

In 1935, Harold Latham, an editor for a publishing company was visiting the hotel, scouting for new writers and manuscripts. Through a mutual acquaintance, he was introduced to Margaret Mitchell Marsh and told about her novel about Atlanta during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He was very interested, but he failed to obtain the manuscript from her. Latham finally got the manuscript from her as he was about to leave town. The manuscript was Gone With the Wind which was published in 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. In December of 1939, the Georgian Terrace hosted the Gone With the Wind Gala after the movie's premiere in downtown Atlanta. In attendance was everyone including Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and other stars of the movie. The list of celebrities doesn't stop there. Other notable guests of the historic Georgian Terrace include Calvin Coolidge, Helen Keller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tallulah Bankhead, Walt Disney, and Elvis Presley.

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