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Catholic church gets literary windfall

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A nephew of "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell left half the literary rights to the novel to the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, a deacon said.

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Happy 75th, 'Gone With the Wind'

Happy 75th, 'Gone With the Wind'

ATLANTA, June 1 (UPI) -- Readers, unlike Rhett Butler, give a damn about Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind," the Civil War epic celebrating its 75th anniversary this month.

Women who played Bonnie Blue Butler dies

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Cammie King, known to moviegoers as Bonnie Blue Butler in "Gone With The Wind," died at her home in Fort Bragg, Calif., at the age of 76, her son said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008.
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Study: Deforestation causes are changing

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. conservationists say a shift from poverty-driven to industry-driven deforestation is threatening the world's tropical forests.

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'Gone With The Wind' becoming a musical

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- The sweeping Civil War epic "Gone With The Wind" will be performed next year as a musical in London's theater district.

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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Bus 'buffoon' gets jail for bomb hoax ... N.C. alcohol agency bans gossip ... Women turn from romance to crime ... Agents block stolen overseas shipments ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Women turn from romance to crime

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- A survey finds British women have turned from romantic novels to thrillers and crime fiction.
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Rhett Butler is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

In the beginning of the novel, we first meet Rhett at the Twelve Oaks Plantation barbecue, the home of John Wilkes and his son Ashley and daughters Honey and India Wilkes. The novel describes Rhett as "a visitor from Charleston;" a black sheep, who was expelled from West Point and is not received by any family with reputation in the whole of Charleston, and perhaps all of South Carolina. Rhett's enthrallment with Scarlett O'Hara begins when he overhears her declaration of love for Ashley in the library while the rest of the "proper" girls take a nap. He recognizes that she is willful and spirited and that they are alike in many ways, including their disgust for the impending, and later ongoing, war with the Yankees.

They meet again when Scarlett has already lost her first husband, Charles Hamilton, while she is staying with Charles' sister Melanie and their Aunt Pittypat in Atlanta during the war. Rhett, the daring and infamous blockade runner, creates a stir when he outbids (with $150 in gold) ($3,654 as of 2011) the other gentlemen in order to dance with Scarlett, who is in mourning.

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