In 1936 Margaret Mitchell’s still-popular book Gone with the Wind (GWTW) was published. The movie version of the book with a fabulous cast that included Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Butterfly McQueen and Hattie McDaniel was released in 1939, and is still very popular. If you were around for the golden age of television you may remember The Carol Burnett Show, and a 1976 parody Burnett (as Starlet) and her cohorts (Vicki Lawrence as Sissy, Tim Conway as Brashley, Harvey Corman as Ratt, Lyle Waggoner as the Union soldier and special guest Dinah Shore as Melody) did of GWTW which they called “Went with the Wind.” It is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on TV, and I can’t resist the urge to share it with you. I sincerely hope it brings a smile to your face.
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The dress that Starlet made from the drapes was designed by the popular fashion designer Bob Mackie and now resides in the Smithsonian Institution.
Carol Burnett will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning on August 4th. The 90 minute program begins at 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CT.