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David O. Selznick was a very hands-on producer, much to the chagrin of the directors he hired. He was concerned with quality, and he was dismayed at the way many theatres treated high budget films, operating like a grind house. Many of his films included unusual special features, but Gone With The Wind was to be exhibited in the purest roadshow manner that was to set the precedent for virtually all high budget films of an epic nature for decades to come. Gone With The Wind featured a single overture, a drum roll to cue the curtain, intermission exit music, intermission overture, and exit music following the fade out of the last title. It was a special film and Selznick demanded that it be treated as such. Here is the exhibitors' guide, provided by our pal, Matt Lutthans.

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