Category Archives: The South

The Song of the South

Long ago, when MGM was wonderful, and still made movies, David O. Selznick was a big gun down there in Culver City. He produced Gone with the Wind (1939) and Rebecca (1940) and each won him the Academy Award for Best Picture. He was … Continue reading

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Getting a Rise Out of the South

If America didn’t have the South it would have to invent it. That’s where we get all our colorful characters. The North is dour and driven, full of important people doing important things, and those people never slow down. They’re … Continue reading

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