Monday, January 18, 2016

Gone With the Wind Expert Featured in Roundtable About the Film's Enduring Legacy

Pauline Bartel, author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition), was one of five film experts featured in the roundtable article “The Box-Office Champ: Remembering ‘Gone With the Wind’ on its 75th Anniversary” by journalist and film historian Michael Coate in his column “History, Legacy & Showmanship” on the website The Digital Bits. The column “focuses on retrospectives and tributes to popular and historically significant films.”

Bartel provided insights about why Gone With the Wind is worthy of celebration on its 75thanniversary, why Gone With the Wind is cited as the most popular film ever made and what is Gone With the Wind’s legacy. Follow this link to read the article: (

Background: The second edition of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book by Pauline Bartel was published by Taylor Trade Publishing, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, in honor of the film’s 75th anniversary in 2014. This major rewrite of the 1989 original trade paperback, which sold more than 50,000 copies, continues the behind-the-scenes chronicle of Gone With the Wind – the book, the movie and the phenomenon that endures today.

Bartel relates in loving detail the inside stories of the writing and publishing of the novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film, including casting headaches, on-set tensions, and jinxed scenes; the premiere; and the Academy Awards. The updated edition also contains the scoop on the publication of two GWTW sequels; the disastrous debut of the Scarlett television miniseries; the post-GWTW lives of cast members, such as the news of Clark Gable’s secret lovechild; the restoration of three original costumes in time for GWTW’s 75th anniversary; and much more.

According to Bartel, “The book’s  reader-friendly format – fact-packed features, profiles, quizzes and photographs – will delight any GWTW fan and make this the one book that no ‘Windie’ can do without.”

The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book is available as a $16.95 trade paperback and as a $9.99 eBook. Visit for further information.

Bartel is an award-winning writer who has been a devoted “Windie” since the age of 16, when she first saw the film with her mother. Since then, Bartel has viewed the movie countless times and has collected an array of GWTW books and memorabilia. She is the author of six other popular culture books and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Bartel is also president and chief creative officer of Bartel Communications, Inc., an award-winning corporate communications consultancy. Among the firm’s specialties are business-anniversary marketing, custom-content marketing, public relations, writing and editing services. Visit for further information.

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