Welcome to Fuck Yeah Scarlett O'Hara, a blog dedicated to all things about Margaret Mitchell's heroine from Gone With The Wind. Scarlett was obviously many things but she was certainly fascinating. If you love her, or find yourself intrigued by her, then this blog is for you.
Scarlett O’ Hara’s Curtain Dress designed by Walter Plunkett for Gone With the Wind
The color of the dress presented Plunkett with several problems. It had to suit the color of Vivien Leigh’s eyes and it had to conform to Technicolor specifications. Furthermore, it had to look as if it were made from the draperies at Tara. So the dress was aged as if the sun had faded the material.
Also known as the Drapery Dress and the Portieres Dress, the dress has a moss green velvet overskirt that parts in the front to reveal a chartreuse velvet underskirt. It has fitted sleeves with a semi-cape on the left shoulder and a drapery cord belt.
“‘Need I say this is a privilege and an honor to announce this winner: Miss Vivien—’ Deafening applause drowned out the rest of Spencer Tracy’s preamble. Having anticipated the victory moment, Leigh glided gracefully to the podium… ‘Ladies and gentlemen,’ she began, ‘if I were to mention all those who have shown me such wonderful generosity through Gone With the Wind, I should have to entertain you with an oration as long as Gone With the Wind itself.’ Before departing the rostrum she thanked ‘Mr. David Selznick, all my coworkers, and most of all Miss Margaret Mitchell.’… Later she claimed to be unnerved by the experience of departing from the podium and making her way through the Cocoanut Grove with her Oscar. She likened the route to the perilous journey she’d witnessed on the night she’d landed her part in Gone With the Wind—Scarlett and Rhett’s harrowing horse-drawn-buggy ride through burning Atlanta. ‘Only instead of flames,’ she said, ‘it was people reaching out to touch me.’” -Bronwyn Cosgrave
"Straight into the eyes of this beautiful creature- so beautiful she could with just one glance have any man wrapped around her finger- he said: ‘You’re not like Melanie’. And thus sprang forth the most unacceptable rejection that would wreck her life."