The greatest movie in Hollywood history has script troubles and movie mogul David O Selznick is bleeding a fortune. Five days, he figures, is all he has before his goose is cooked. But he’s got Hollywood’s best rewrite guy, Ben Hecht; he’s got big-time director Victor Fleming; he’s got a typewriter; he’s got a supply of bananas; and he’s got the key to the office door. No one’s going nowhere until the script is fixed.
The perfect brainstorm. Ron Huchinson’s thrilling and hilarious Moonlight and Magnolias captures the truelife madness behind the scenes of Gone with the Wind.
Photography: Earl Carter and Jeff Busby